The Texans have traded defensive settlements Eli Ankou for Cowboys, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. The deal will be finalized on Monday, pending the results of Ankou’s COVID-19 test. In return, Texans get the seventh pick.
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Ankou will help Dallas fill the void after the release of a defense solution Dontari Poe. This marks the 26-year-old’s third stop of the season – he started with Colts before being claimed by the Texans earlier this month. He’s not a good fit for Houston this season, but he’s made 20 appearances in his career in recognition of his merits with Colts, Browns and Jaguars.
Ankou, a former UCLA untrained freelance agent, will observe from afar as Cowboys face off with Eagles on Sunday night. Instead, he will get his first chance to make his debut next week against the Steelers. The Cowboys still have time to make additional moves before Tuesday̵7;s deadline, but they’re not expected to make a big splash. Meanwhile, other competitors like the Vikings may be gearing up for a weekend sale.