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    Cowboys’ Lack of Interest in Everson Griffen Now Clear?

    Despite the outcry of support to sign , the showed little to no interest in the former Minnesota Viking. With the need to replace , who was scooped up by the in , Griffen was thought to be the perfect solution. The Cowboys though had something else in mind…

    This is completely speculative on my part, but I believe the reason the Dallas Cowboys didn't pursue Everson Griffen in free agency is because of their faith in the of both and . After Smith's reinstatement by the NFL last week, that belief seems to be somewhat substantiated. Now we're just waiting on word on Gregory's return.

    With Aldon Smith, Randy Gregory, and the return of from hip the Dallas Cowboys now have what's shaping up to be a formidable . Throw in and a few other depth players like , the Cowboys look to have a cupboard full of pass rushers to harass opposing QBs in 2020.

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    The Dallas Cowboys could've easily signed Everson Griffen in free agency and avoided on Aldon Smith and Randy Gregory getting reinstated. No one would've faulted them for bringing in a sure thing to replace Robert Quinn. In fact, the majority of and media alike probably would have applauded the move.

    Instead, the Cowboys decided to bank on Tyrone Crawford being able to return 100% healthy from his surgically repaired hip and the long-awaited returns of Aldon Smith and Randy Gregory. This low risk, high reward situation could pay huge dividends, even though all three have nearly a year away from the game and for Smith it's more like five.

    The banter back and forth about the Dallas Cowboys potentially bringing in Everson Griffen unfortunately came to nothing. It did however keep us entertained for a while, which is kind of hard to come by nowadays with all of this / pandemic stuff going on. I guess we can now put this pipe dream to bed though.

    Are you upset about the Dallas Cowboys not signing Everson Griffen?

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    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
    Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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    sparkman

    Not at all upset

    Troy

    This gives me a little bit of faith in the Cowboys front office and decision-making process. Everson Griffen is 32 and he’ll probably want minimum 10 million a year. Maybe you get one good year? Maybe this is the year his body falls apart? Statistics show Cowboys are being very smart and investing in a 29 year old and a 27 year old. Whose collective salary, will be less than half of what Everson Griffen was asking . Randy Gregory still has absolute badass written all over him. He alone could account for 7 to 10 sacks this year. If Aldon Smith is a shadow of himself he could do the same sleepwalking. Great choice by the Cowboys I actually have faith in this one. But hey, it’s time to go after Jamal. He is the one that makes it all happen this year!

    Cowboys fan

    I agree with the Randy Gregory and Aldon Smith part, but I don’t agree with the Jamal Adams part!! He’s good, but he’s not worth all that draft capital plus paying him as the top safety too!! If we could get him for a 3rd I’d go for it, but a 1st and a 3rd on top of paying him is way too much!! So I say just leave him with the jets or let some other team take him!!

    James Selby

    Not signing Griffin comes down to speculation.Dont know if Crawford, Smith or Gregory can be counted on to be consistent over 16 games.Smith has been out for 5 years and Gregory so far has been a bust.Crawford at times can be a beast but a hip injury is no joke.I would like to have Griffin who is as steady as they come and you know what your getting.Some or our rooks and first year players need to step up and they have a great opportunity here.

    Cowboys fan

    Gregory is not a bust!! He’s been good every time he’s been on the field!! And Aldon Smith has been for a while, but he’s been playing this game his whole life!! So even though he’s been out of the league for a few years it doesn’t mean he’s forgotten how to play the game!! There’s a reason he was brought back, and I guarantee you’ll see why when he gets back on the field!!

    Mike

    If Crawford is on this roster at his 10 million dollar cap hit, coming off of double hip surgery, I’ll kiss your ass

    Homer McCarthy

    What a horrible dream thinking these 3 losers combined are better than Grtffen. Morons!!! Smith is a pathetic attempt to have rushing. Gregory needs to go back to marble games for joints. The Boise st great has always been worthless. Griffen is better than tank. This stupid new Defense coordinater is just like a clone of our last guy. And he sucked real bad. Fans prepare to suck again on defense because because of 3 teachers pets. Griffen is a soldier not a 4yr outt work loser. 4-12 record Nolans way. Shame