Defensive end Benson Mayowa signs one-year deal with Cardinals

Apr 23, 2018, 9:34 AM
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Benson Mayowa rushes during a preseason NFL football game against the ...
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Benson Mayowa rushes during a preseason NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)
(AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Free agent defensive end Benson Mayowa signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, more than a week after he visited the team.

The 26-year-old undrafted pass rusher out of Idaho played for the Dallas Cowboys the last two seasons, recording 46 tackles and 7.0 sacks with a forced fumble and fumble recovery over that span. He appeared in 27 regular season games and started eight times for Dallas.

In 2016, Mayowa recorded a career-high 6.0 sacks.

Prior to his tenure with the Cowboys, Mayowa was a reserve for the Oakland Raiders from 2014-15 and entered the league playing in two games as a rookie for the Seattle Seahawks in 2013.

In 57 career games and 11 starts, Mayowa has recorded 72 tackles, 9.0 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.

Dallas released him on March 7.

At 6-foot-3 and 265 pounds, Mayowa joins a front seven in Arizona that lost pass rushers Josh Mauro (released) and Kareem Martin (free agency) in the offseason. Veteran free agent tackle Frostee Rucker remains unsigned.

The defensive end group for the Cardinals includes Mayowa, Chandler Jones, Markus Golden, Bryson Albright, Praise Martin-Oguike and Moubarak Djeri.

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