Ten-year NFL defensive end Everson Griffen has signed a contract with the Dallas Cowboys after spending several months on the free agency market. The details of the deal are unknown at this time. Griffen spent the last ten seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Ian Rapoport first reported the news of the signing.
The #Cowboys are adding a big-time pass-rusher, signing former #Vikings DE Everson Griffen, sources tell me, @TomPelissero and @SlaterNFL. With Minnesota for a decade, Griffen now heads to Dallas. A surprise.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 13, 2020
Everson Griffen Signs With Dallas Cowboys
Griffen spent the 2019 season with the Minnesota Vikings as one of the team’s premier pass rushers. Griffen started 15 games this past season, accumulating 41 tackles with 11 tackles for loss and 24 quarterback hits. Additionally, Griffen accumulated eight sacks, one interception, and two pass deflections.
Griffen entered the league in 2010 as the 100th overall pick in the fourth round. Selected by the Minnesota Vikings, Griffen did not start a single game until 2012 season. Griffen started just one game in 2012, but had a pretty solid year overall. He accounted for 27 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 20 QB hits, and eight sacks. Griffen also recorded one interception that went 29 yards for a touchdown and two fumble recoveries.
In total, Griffen spent ten seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. During his time there, the fourth-round defensive end accounted for 86 tackles for loss, 176 quarterback hits, and 74.5 sacks. Additionally, Griffen recorded two interceptions, nine forced fumbles, and six fumble recoveries.
Everson Griffen has appeared in six playoff games, starting in five of them. In his six career playoff game, Griffen compiled 17 tackles and 11 quarterback hits. Griffen has also accounted for one forced fumble and four and half sacks.
In February of 2020, Everson Griffen opted out of his contract thus making him a free agent at the start of the new league year in the middle of March. Griffen has made the Pro Bowl four times throughout the course of his career.
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