Mayowa with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013
|No. 93 Dallas Cowboys|
|Date of birth:||August 3, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Los Angeles, California|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||265 lb (120 kg)|
|High school:||Inglewood (CA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2016|
Benson Babatunde Mayowa (born August 3, 1991) is an American football defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Idaho. He is of Nigerian descent.
During his time, he played in 45 games at the University of Idaho, collected 67 tackles (47 solo), 11 sacks, 11 forced fumbles and had three fumble recoveries.
On August 31, 2014, he was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Raiders. On December 7, 2014, Mayowa recorded his first NFL sack against the San Francisco 49ers. He finished the season with 13 tackles and 1 sack. Mayowa's third NFL season ended with 16 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 sack after playing in 12 games.
After becoming an restricted free agent, on March 18, 2016, the Dallas Cowboys signed Mayowa to a three-year $8.25 million offer sheet. On March 22, the Raiders declined the offer, officially allowing Mayowa to sign with the Cowboys.