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Benson Mayowa | Defensive Lineman | #93

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 265
College: Idaho
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Cowboys DE Benson Mayowa is limited with knee soreness to begin training camp.
Mayowa was limited with the same issue in the spring. Mayowa underwent a knee scope last offseason, but went on to appear in all 16 games, leading the Cowboys with six sacks. For now, the worry level seems low. Jul 25 - 7:25 PM

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Cowboys DE Benson Mayowa will undergo a minor knee scope.

He'll miss OTAs, but should be back by training camp. The Cowboys are painfully thin at defensive end right now with Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence both facing suspensions and offseason FA signing Mayowa on the shelf.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 12:38:00 PM

Cowboys signed DE Benson Mayowa, formerly of the Raiders, to a three-year, $8.25 million contract.

The Raiders declined to match the offer sheet from the Cowboys and will receive no compensation. Mayowa has just two sacks in 30 career games, but the Cowboys apparently believe he can be a factor in a bigger role. Dallas remains extremely thin at defensive end.
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 10:09:00 AM

Cowboys signed restricted free agent DE Benson Mayowa to a three-year, $8.25 million offer sheet.

The Raiders now have five days to match. Tendered at the original round level, Oakland won't get any compensation if Mayowa walks.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 06:04:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys will sign restricted free agent DE Benson Mayowa to an offer sheet on Friday.

The offer is pending a physical. Because Oakland extended an original round tender, the Raiders won't receive compensation for Mayowa if they fail to match his offer. Mayowa would be a consolation prize for Dallas after failing to land Adrian Clayborn, Andre Branch and Chris Long in the first wave of free agency.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 04:01:00 PM

Restricted free agent DE Benson Mayowa is visiting the Cowboys on Friday.

Mayowa logged 381 snaps as an outside linebacker last season. If the Cowboys sign him to an offer sheet, the Raiders will have five days to match. Oakland won't be compensated if he walks.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 03:04:00 PM

ESPN's Todd Archer reports the Cowboys are interested in Raiders restricted free agent DE Benson Mayowa.

The Raiders extended an original-round tender to Mayowa, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Idaho. The low tender means the Raiders will not get any compensation if they decline to match an offer sheet. The Cowboys are desperate for help on the defensive line after striking out thus far in free agency. Mayowa has two sacks in 30 career games.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 09:36:00 AM

Raiders claimed DE Benson Mayowa off waivers from the Seahawks.

A second-year undrafted free agent out of Idaho, Mayowa appeared in two games for the Super Bowl champions as a rookie, managing 24 snaps on defense. At 6-foot-3, 252 pounds, he's undersized.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 01:24:00 PM

Seahawks second-year DE Benson Mayowa has added weight this offseason in an effort to stand up against the run.

Mayowa displayed pass rush skills as a rookie, but his lack of size made him a liability against the run and almost unusable along the defensive line. Now weighing in at 255, Mayowa will be better suited to stand up against the run and should still be able to utilize his quickness to get to the quarterback on passing downs. Mayowa is unlikely to win a job outright in camp, but he should carve out a role as a rotational lineman.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 01:40:00 PM

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