The Dallas Cowboys issues at defensive end made them desperate enough to sign Greg Hardy last season. With Randy Gregory suspended for the first four games of this season, the Cowboys are again looking for help at defensive end.
According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Cowboys will host Oakland Raiders defensive end Benson Mayowa for a visit on Thursday with the hopes of signing him to an offer sheet.
Mayowa is a restricted free agent that was given a right-of-first-refusal tender by the Raiders prior to the start of free agency. If Mayowa were to sign a contract with the Cowboys, Oakland would have five days to match the deal.
Mayowa is a gifted athlete that is still developing as an NFL-caliber pass rusher. He was initially signed by the Seattle Seahawks in 2013 after going through the regional combine process when he went undrafted out of the University of Idaho. He appeared in two games with Seattle in 2013 and was claimed off waivers by Oakland at the end of training camp in 2014. Mayowa has appeared in 28 games for the Raiders over the past two seasons with 29 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.