Cowboys To Trade Or Cut Dontari Poe, Daryl Worley

The Cowboys told defensive tackle Dontari Poe and cornerback Daryl Worley they’ll be released if a trade cannot be completed today, according to Tom Pelissero of (on Twitter).

Poe, a 346-pound force, spent 2018 and 2019 with the Panthers before his 2020 option was declined. That led him to Dallas, where he scored a two-year deal worth up to $10.5MM. Since then, Poe has started seven games with just seven total stops. According to Pro Football Focus, he has just one hurry to his credit this year. It’s a far cry from what Dallas expected of Poe, who made the Pro Bowl in 2013 and 2014 while he was with the Chiefs. And, last year, he managed four sacks from the interior, despite being limited to just eleven regular season games.

Worley, meanwhile, has allowed ten catches on 12 targets. Prior to his one-year deal with the Cowboys, Worley started in most of his 25 games across two seasons. Last year, in 15 contests, he notched 58 tackles, one interception, and one fumble recovery.

The trade deadline won’t come until Nov. 3, but the Cowboys are looking to get an early jump on things by moving — or dropping — the duo. So far this year, the Cowboys have averaged 34.7 points allowed per game, positioning them as the worst defense in the league.

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16 comments on “Cowboys To Trade Or Cut Dontari Poe, Daryl Worley

  1. dlevin11

    Finally the Cowboys are trying to fix their defense. How bout them Cowboys!

    • mlbnyyfan

      The Cowboys all off season was looking at the Clearance bin for defensive players. They needed to keep Byron Jones and let Cooper walk especially with them using the pick on Lamb.

      • kevhead

        Trading Cooper would be a good start … trading Zeke would be better. Think we could find a taker for D.Lawrence? Too much money tied into these three!
        We need to draft a stud run stuffing DT.

        • wagner13

          You’re not going to find too many teams interested in Elliott and Lawrence with the money they’re being paid. Trading them would likely involve either eating cap or trading draft capital, neither of which would be particulary appealing

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