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Cowboys Sign Raiders DE Benson Mayowa To A Three-Year Offer Sheet, OAK Has 5 Days To Match


ESPN’s Todd Archer reports that the Cowboys have signed Raiders restricted free agent DE Benson Mayowa to an offer sheet.

  • Rand Getlin reports that the Cowboys have signed Mayowa to a three-year offer sheet.
  • According to Getlin, Mayowa will make $3.3 million in 2016 to go along with base salaries of $2.5M (2017) and $2.75M (2018) as part of this agreement.
  • Getlin adds that the 2018 year of his contract is voidable based on achieved sacks and playing time.

This means that the Raiders have until midnight EST on Wednesday to match the offer or he will become a Cowboy.


Todd Archer of ESPN reports that the Cowboys are bringing in Raiders restricted free agent DE Benson Mayowa for a visit.

  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys will sign Mayowa to an offer sheet as long as he passes their physical during the visit.

Recent reports have said that Dallas was working to bring him in for a physical and were hoping to sign him to an offer sheet this week.

If the Cowboys do, in fact, end up signing Mayowa to an offer sheet, the Raiders would have five days to match their offer or lose him without compensation.

The Raiders elected to use a low-round tender on Mayowa a few weeks ago, which means they hold the right of first refusal on any contract offer he would receive. In the event he ends up playing under the low-round tender, it would cost the Raiders $1,671,000 for the 2016 season.

Mayowa, 25, wound up signing on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Idaho back in 2013. He lasted over a year in Seattle before he was waived at the start of the 2014 season and later claimed off of waivers by the Raiders.

In 2015, Mayowa appeared in 12 games for the Raiders and recorded 16 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble, two recoveries and a safety.


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