The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly signed defensive tackle Everson Griffen. The four-time Pro Bowler’s signing was reported jointly by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero, and Jane Slater.
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
Griffen has spent the entirety of his career with the Minnesota Vikings to this point, being drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of the University of Southern California. Since then, Griffen has established himself as a defensive force, logging 74.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, 6 fumble recoveries, and 2 defensive touchdowns.
For Dallas, signing Everson Griffen is a massive pick-up for a team making a lot of changes this offseason. With the firing of Jason Garret and replacing him with Mike McCarthy, the Cowboys have overhauled their coaching staff. In terms of on the field, the Cowboys lost the services of their best corner in Byron Jones, but reinforced their defensive line with the signings of Dontari Poe and Gerald McCoy.
The Cowboys will look to their new coaches and players to improve on their 8-8 finish from last season, which saw the team finish second in the NFC East and miss out on the playoffs.