The Dallas Cowboys are signing previous Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Jane Slater revealed Wednesday evening. It’s a one-year deal worth $6 million. The group later affirmed the signing.
Griffen, 32, is a four-time Pro Bowler who went through the most recent 10 years with the Vikings and there was an opportunity of him returning or heading to the Seahawks, as the groups went “back and forth,” yet the Cowboys rose up out of under the radar and have included an immense ability, Rapoport included.
On paper at least, Griffen changes the Cowboys’ defensive front into a conceivably fearsome and forcing assault as he’s set to join Demarcus Lawrence, Gerald McCoy, Tyrone Crawford and Aldon Smith. While there will clearly stay plentiful question marks about how the new increases, for example, Griffen, Smith and McCoy mix into a unit led by Lawrence, the ability and past creation is amazing. For the last four seasons, Griffen has fabulously praised Danielle Hunter in Minnesota, so he joins the Cowboys not simply with a history of heavenly play, however of meshing well with another capable pass rusher.
While Griffen proceeds onward from the Vikings in spite of a 2019 Pro Bowl campaign in which he counted eight sacks and 11 tackles for a loss, there’s probably going to be some commonality as his debut season in Dallas will likewise be the first year for Mike McCarthy, who’s set for his opening campaign with the Cowboys following his days with the Packers and seeing Griffen two times every year.
It’s that commonality alongside the possibility at a Super Bowl that were driving forces in Griffen going to the Cowboys and completion discussions that have been progressing for quite a while, Slater announced.
It’s likewise the continuation of a rebound story for Griffen. The USC product managed exceptionally publicized issues in 2018 that put his career and well-being in doubt, yet is currently headed to one of the sports world’s most highly publicized teams.
The signinghas implications outside of Dallas as the Vikings will proceed onward from Griffen thus also will the Seahawks push ahead as they continued looking for a pass rusher. Rapoport reports they have indicated enthusiasm for long-term previous Packers pass rusher Clay Mathews, who went through 2019 with the Rams. What’s more, obviously, Jadeveon Clowney is still out there.