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Everson Griffen, the Answer or Pipe Dream for the Dallas Cowboys?

There's a rather large contingency of fans around who would absolutely love for the to make veteran their next addition, and for good reason. He's a plug-and-play kind of player and would immediately step in to 's vacated spot at right DE opposite . But, is he actually the answer or a pipe dream for the Cowboys?

Even at 32 years old (33 in December), Everson Griffen still has a lot of gas left in the tank as evidenced by his 8 sack season just a year ago in which he started a total of 15 games. He may be on the wrong side of 30, but he's still a highly productive player and has been the emotional leader for the for nearly a decade. Those qualities are what make him an intriguing option for the Dallas Cowboys.

There's no denying Griffen would immediately upgrade the Cowboys defensive end position. I believe he's actually a better fit than Robert Quinn, who they got better-than-expected production from last year that earned him a five-year, $70 million contract from the . As good as it all sounds, it unfortunately may be a pipe dream we might need to put in the category.

If you've read any of my previous work, you know how much I would absolutely love the Dallas Cowboys to find a way to for Jamal Adams. I pretty much feel the same way about bringing in Everson Griffen as well and sadly, it's the more possible of the two. That's what makes it all the more disappointing, because if I'm being honest, I just don't see it happening and I'll tell you why.

DeMarcus Lawrence
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence

Behind closed doors, I really think the Dallas Cowboys are happy with the current bodies they have at the defensive end position. They've got a good mixture of veteran and youth at their disposal in 2020, which makes the likelihood of Everson Griffen a long shot in my .

DeMarcus Lawrence and are likely the favorites to start right now, although that could change when/if and are . They could possibly challenge Crawford for the starting job, but all are likely roster locks. There's a risk involved of course counting on Gregory and Smith being reinstated, however the reward is what the Cowboys are banking on.

Those four (Lawrence, Crawford, Gregory, Smith) probably make up more than half of the DEs they keep after making roster cuts. Considering the youth currently under contract, that doesn't exactly leave a lot of room for Griffen.

I highly doubt the Cowboys are ready to give up on – who will be entering Year 3 – and then they have some intriguing second-your players in and to consider. That's not even mentioning the steal they got in the draft in (5th round) or the highly coveted . If released in the final cuts, it's highly unlikely any of these players make it through waivers.

It's purely speculation at this point, although the fact we haven't heard the Dallas Cowboys show very much interest in Everson Griffen should tell us all we need to know if we are being completely honest with ourselves. As much fun as it is to think about Griffen in a Cowboys uniform in 2020 it's looking more and more as if it's nothing more than a pipe dream.

Time to give up on Everson Griffen becoming a Dallas Cowboys?

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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Martin M

Sign Griffen and Matthews right now don’t waste time !!!

Oscar

The fact u have not heard any news on the cowboys signing E. Griffin iDVD actually good. They have been quite about all there signing this offseason like never before. I believe he will be a cowboy along with Clay Matthews and the cowboys will make there run. THey will cut T.Crawford to pay Griffin maybe 1 million more kind of like what they did will cooper rush and dalton.

Ben Miller

Griffen would be an overpriced (reportedly), unneeded progress stopper. If Dallas wants a veteran pass rusher that provides insurance at a position of need it should be a reunion between McCarthy and Matthews.

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