Benson Mayowa

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Benson Mayowa
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Mayowa with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013
No. 93 Dallas Cowboys
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-08-03) August 3, 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Inglewood (CA)
College: Idaho
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2016
Total tackles: 37
Sacks: 4.0
Forced fumbles: 1
Pass deflections: 1
Player stats at

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.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks in May 2013 as an undrafted free agent. He played the first two games of the season. He was waived by the Seahawks on August 30, 2014 during final roster cuts.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

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.[1] Mayowa's third NFL season ended with 16 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 sack after playing in 12 games.[2]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

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.[3]


  1. ^ "Benson Mayowa". Retrieved 2016-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Benson Mayowa". Retrieved 2016-03-22. 
  3. ^ "Cowboys get Mayowa; Raiders decline to match". Retrieved 2016-03-22. 

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