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Cowboys sign Everson Griffen

by Adam Schultz
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The Dallas Cowboys have added a seriously talented pass rusher to their ranks in the ex Minnesota man. It is reported that Griffen has signed a one year six-million-dollar deal to head to big D.

Griffen is coming off a pro bowl year in 2019 for the Vikings, a season in which he totalled eight sacks and eleven tackles for loss. He is set to join Demarcus Lawrence, Tyrone Crawford and new signings Aldon Smith and Gerald McCoy in what is shaping up to form a formidable defensive front for the Cowboys.

Just exactly how Mike McCarthy will be able to fit them all in and get them their need snaps on gameday remains to be seen but make no mistake this defensive unit is quickly coming together nicely. Over the last few seasons Everson Griffen has been a valuable contributor for the Vikings defence along side Danielle Hunter so while he does have great output, he also can play very well with other stud defensive ends and is not afraid to share the spotlight.

A chance at a Super Bowl was clearly the driving force behind his move to Dallas and he somewhat flew under the radar of the national audience during his time in Minnesota, he is now heading to one of the most covered and criticized sporting organisations in professional sport in the Dallas Cowboys so it will be interesting to see how he copes.

There were a number of quality pass rushers still on the market in former LA Ram Clay Matthews and former Seahawk Jadeveon Clowney but Dallas chose to go with Griffen, a choice which to me can only bring good things to this Cowboys defence which needs some much needed pass rush star power and fear. Having Demarcus Lawrence and Everson Griffen on either side of that Dallas defensive line and you have got just that. 

A one-year six-million-dollar deal is a steal for Dallas and given his track record this could be the best bit of free agency business the Cowboys have done for some time.

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