3 December 2020

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Lions Acquire Everson Griffen

The Dallas Cowboys have traded veteran defensive end Everson Griffen to the Detroit Lions. In return the Cowboys add a conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2021 that could become a fifth-round pick. Griffen is sitting at age 32, and still performs at a solid level, totaling 2.5 sacks with the Cowboys prior to the trade this season.

The four-time Pro Bowl selectee played in just seven games with the 2-5 Cowboys after signing a deal back in August. Griffen played only 56.4% of the team’s defensive snaps, rotating in behind a talented Cowboys defensive front.

The Detroit Lions have won two consecutive games to move to 3-3-1 on the year, adding Griffen will ultimately help the 28th ranked in the league in sacks with just eight on the season.

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The Cowboys now send off the aged rusher as the deal doesn’t fit the record, or future as the teams starting quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a season ending injury.

There’s no question Griffen can get to the passer, as he has racked up 77 sacks in his career.

Detroit obviously looking to make a playoff push making the move, as Griffen’s contract is up at the end of this season.

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