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Should the Cowboys Pursue DE Everson Griffen?

The added a key piece to their defensive front this week when they inked veteran Defensive to a three-year deal worth 18.3 million (9 million guaranteed). There's a possibility, with the NFL no longer suspending players for positive test under the new , that could be back in 2020 also.

The Cowboys could definitely use some more help in the trenches on and there's one name that could add a lot of value in , and that's .

Griffen is a former fourth-round pick by the in 2010 out of USC. After not registering a sack his rookie year, he would rack up 17.5 over the next three seasons. His breakout season came in 2014 when he had his first double-digit sack season with 12. In 2015, he made his first after compiling 10.5 . Over the next two seasons, Griffen received two more Pro Bowl nods including a Second-Team All-Pro selection in 2017 after a career-high 13 sacks. He only played in 11 games and produced 5.5 sacks in 2018, however, he got his fourth Pro Bowl selection after producing 8 sacks last season.

This could create quite the intriguing defensive front if the Cowboys do snag Griffen in free agency. Former All-Pro had a lackluster five sacks in 2019, however, adding Griffen would lessen the number of double teams Lawrence will have to deal with. This would provide a very formidable duo coming off the , and when you consider the possibility of Gregory being reinstated, the Cowboys would have a three-headed monster rushing the passer from the perimeter. Lastly, McCoy and his 59.5 career sacks (at least five in each of the last eight seasons) have already bolstered the interior and replaced former starter who went to the .

Griffen has spent his entire career with the Vikings and put together quite the resume. He has registered 74.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, 16 passes defended, and two interceptions. Now, of course, all this will depend on the interest level of the Cowboys and what Griffen feels his price tag should be. Nonetheless, if this were to happen, the Cowboys could already have a very solid lineup on the before the in April.

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Everson Griffen is my first choice in free agency and the draft….. And then there’s Dante Fowler and Cameron Wake!! I’d take any of these guys in this order and if I couldn’t get any of these guys then I’d go to the draft!!

David Tomkins

We need proven pass rushers since we couldn’t keep Quinn.

Louis Blanda

What’s holding up Gregory from being re-instated? Regardless this sounds like a good pickup.

Big J Sears

Griffin would be great then go get Snacks Harrison to pair up with McCoy , 700 lbs of beef would be very hard
to run against then your DL is set . In the April Draft address CB and WR and swing tackle and all of a
sudden we’ve rebuilt our team in one yr.
With the 17 pick in the first round I would love to have either CeeDee Lamb or Henry Rugg III then with the 50 th pick the next best CB.

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