Detroit Lions: 3 Dallas Cowboys’ players to trade for at the deadline

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DT: Dontari Poe

The Detroit Lions could use another depth interior defensive lineman, and Dontari Poe won’t cost the Lions much at all.

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If Bob Quinn feels the need to add another interior lineman, Poe’s services can be had probably for as cheap as a seventh-round draft pick.  The Dallas Cowboys will be in a sell-now mood after that embarrassing loss to a team without a name.

The 30-year old defensive lineman is the prototypical Matt Patricia-type lineman.  He’s a massive man at 6-foot-3, 350-pounds.  He’s known as a run-stuffer and more reliable than Nick Williams.

It’s a position where the Lions lack depth, although rookie John Penisini is starting to emerge as a reliable defender.  Poe can step in and spell either Da’Shawn Hand or Danny Shelton in early down situations and become a dedicated role player within this defense.

Poe signed a two-year deal worth $8.5-million this past summer but has a built-in out at the conclusion of the season worth a mere $750,000 in dead cap.

Last season with the Panthers, Poe earned a respectable 71.1 overall grade.  This season has not gone great, but the whole Dallas Cowboys defense is performing at an incapable rate.  Poe has recorded an overall mark of 55.7 according to PFF, that also includes a 58.9 run defending grade.

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Poe has recorded an insignificant seven tackles in 2020 over a total of 267 total defensive snaps.  Despite the atrocious production, Poe is someone to take a flier on, understanding it’s a low-risk addition.