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News: Bucky Brooks: Scouting Report on Dontari Poe

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by viman96, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    • Run-stuffing defensive tackle with outstanding strength, power, and explosiveness
    • Dominant 2-gap player at the point of attack
    • High effort player with surprising stamina and endurance for a 350-pound defender
    • Disruptive pocket pusher as a pass rusher


    • Limited impact as a pass rusher
    • Marginal range as a run-and-chase player
    What are scouts saying?

    Poe is coming off one of his best seasons in 2020. He is an excellent athlete with outstanding strength and power. He is primarily a disruptive interior player as a run stopper but he can get to the quarterback and provide inside pressure. Poe shouldn't be judged by his sack numbers but he is a unique three-down nose tackle with athleticism and power.

    How does he fit in with the Cowboys?

    Poe gives the Cowboys a disruptive presence on the interior with the potential to play as a one-gap penetrator or two-gap force in a 3-4 or 4-3 front. The two-time Pro Bowler will join Gerald McCoy to give the Cowboys a pair of veteran beefy defenders with outstanding chemistry at the point of attack. Last season, the combination worked well with the Panthers, as they created opportunities for each other with their complementary playing styles. Poe's inside push and McCoy's movement skills disrupted opponent's blocking schemes and helped front seven defenders rack up negative plays on sacks/tackles for losses. With the Cowboys featuring swift linebackers (Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch) and edge defenders (Demarcus Lawrence) in the starting lineup, the insertion of Poe (and McCoy) on the inside should lead to more negative plays (sacks and tackles for loss) from a unit that should be more aggressive and diverse under defensive coordinator Mike Nolan.
  2. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Seems like Brooks hates the signing.
  3. Batman1980

    Batman1980 Well-Known Member

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    Edge defenders and they name 1 guy LOL.
  4. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    You don't have to name Dorance Armstrong. We already know.
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  5. Streetwise

    Streetwise Well-Known Member

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    I'm optimistic about the DTs for a change
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  6. Typhus

    Typhus Catching Catfish

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    What were the Panthers thinking?
  7. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    As to versatility...

    Poe should be intriguing to Cowboys fans for more than just being the team's biggest defensive tackle since Jay Ratliff. Specifically, his size and strength allow him to anchor two types of scheme. As noted, he has extensive experience lining up as a true nose, or a zero technique, in a 3-4 defense. He has also played as a tilted nose, or a one technique, in Atlanta and Carolina's 4-3 schemes.

    McCarthy has said before that he intends to have four down linemen in his defense, but both he and Nolan have allowed that they'd like to be multiple. Poe could help them do just that.


    The new defensive coaches, will utilize a lot of player variety...and the skill set for Poe will expand execution of just this, being as versatile as he is.

    Also, he is not a trash can full of dirt, by definition...but he will free up flow for linebacker fills and blitzing, very well. Win/win here.
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  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Moderator

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    Why does it feel like McCarthy has done more in the last 2 weeks to fix what the fans have been screaming to be addressed for years, than in the last 10 years?

    Oh I know, BECAUSE HE HAS!!!
  9. Batman1980

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    Garrett was fundamentally unqualified to be an NFL head coach. McCarthy at least should be middle of the road. Should be a big boost in a lot of areas, we will see.
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  10. rocyaice

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    Its still early lol. Its the honeymoon phase. By next year we will hate him for something lol.
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  11. Mr_437

    Mr_437 Well-Known Member

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    Finally a 350lb NT!!!
    If they go get another big boi around 320-330 it would be like Christmas.
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  12. CF74

    CF74 Vet Min Plus

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    Sounds orgasmic...:omg:
  13. roughneck266

    roughneck266 Well-Known Member

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    There will be GROM threads by game 5. lol
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  14. DoctorChicken

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    Complete overhaul. Despite their talent at DT their run defense was a mess.
  15. DoctorChicken

    DoctorChicken Well-Known Member

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    I think McCarthy just wanted someone bigger than him on the team.
  16. Typhus

    Typhus Catching Catfish

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    just makes one wonder is all.
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  17. Ebnorice

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    Man if the wolf hunter can get back to his rookie year way. We could see a all pro season from him with some fat guy help up front!

    so happy to finally have so beef!!
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  18. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Moderator

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    Someone should check Bucky Brooks' closet and confirm whether he is hiding a TARDIS in there.
  19. johneric8

    johneric8 Well-Known Member

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    I'm excited, I just picked up my Dontari Poe action figure from amazon!

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  20. Rogerthat12

    Rogerthat12 DWAREZ

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    Brooks had Risen with the "butt-and-jerk maneuver" line...

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