Cowboys Bolster D-Line With Michael Bennett Trade
The Cowboys just got some serious reinforcements on defense by trading with the New England Patriots for Michael Bennett. Dallas' defense hasn't been playing as well as expected, and if the team plans to make a playoff run this was a move that needed to be made.
The Cowboys defensive line was supposed to be a team strength coming into the season, but this unit has struggled at times. Antwaun Woods missed some time and Tyrone Crawford was playing hurt before finally going down. With Tank Lawrence working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery, the pass rush juice was mainly coming from Robert Quinn and Dallas needed another playmaker.
Michael Bennett is a versatile Swiss army knife the Cowboys will be able to move all over the defensive line. He has enough speed to add to the rotation at defensive end and he's stout enough to hold up inside at tackle. He could be a scary 3- technique with Quinn and Tank coming off the edges.
Dallas gave up a 2021 7th round draft pick that could turn into a 6th if Bennett hits certain numbers. He was unhappy with his lack of playing time in New England and Belichick got a pick for cutting bait.
Believe it or not, the Cowboys are averaging 437.9 yards-per-game which is number one in the NFL and this move should help on the other side of the ball. Dallas will get the bye week to help their new 3 time Pro Bowler adjust to his new system. Cowboy fans will get their first look at Bennett week 9 at the Giants.
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