Former Minnesota Vikings pass rusher Everson Griffen signs with the Dallas Cowboys Wednesday nigh according to Ian Rapoport.
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
The Cowboys apparently came in last minute and ‘stole’ Griffen away from the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings who where the primary teams that were negotiating with Griffen. The Green Bay Packers were also rumored to have interest in signing Griffen.
After an eight sack season Griffen was only cut by the Vikings because of his major cap hit and his likely decline due to his age.
Griffen is a 4x Pro Bowler and was a second team All-Pro in 2017 when he had 13.0 sacks.
The Dallas Cowboys have added now three starters to their defensive line Griffen will join Gerald McCoy, Dontari Poe, and Demarcus Lawerence. All four have been former Pro Bowlers and All-Pros at some point of their careers.
Many believed the Cowboys biggest need coming into the season was pass rusher, especially since Randy Gregorys reinstatement is uncertain.