Cowboys trade Everson Griffen to Lions

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The Cowboys put out word that they were willing to trade defensive end Everson Griffen, and the Lions bit.

Griffen has been traded from the Cowboys to the Lions for a conditional sixth-round draft pick, according to multiple reports.

Although the Cowboys are still in the NFC East race, they may be thinking it’s time to focus more on next year after their two disastrous showings since losing Dak Prescott for the season.

The Lions have won two in a row and at 3-3 may think Griffen can help them make a push for the playoffs.

Detroit will owe Griffen $1.76 million in salary for the rest of the year, plus $187,500 for each game in which Griffen is on the active roster.

Griffen was a four-time Pro Bowler with the Vikings before signing with the Cowboys this year. He has 2.5 sacks in 2020.

51 responses to “Cowboys trade Everson Griffen to Lions

  1. great trade. Giving up next to nothing for a guy that can come in and start right away. All too often GM Quinn has been the seller in these lowball offer situations (Tate, Slay, Diggs) so Im glad he did something right for once

  2. If Basketball needed a symbol for a PUMP FAKE they would just insert the Detroit Lions attempt at the Playoffs.

  3. Patricia is just happy the Falcons are incapable of closing out games. He now has life.

    The falcons are all time odds busters.

  4. The Lions were one player away from ensuring they weren’t once again in the bottom of the division. They just got him!

  5. But but but packer trolls said he would replace one of the Smith sisters? Ready to eat crow fake stock holders?

  6. dino2997 says:
    October 27, 2020 at 5:22 pm
    The Lions were one player away from ensuring they weren’t once again in the bottom of the division. They just got him!
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    From the bottom dweller via proxy. SKOL!

  7. Great move Vikes, morons. Why dont you go sit Cousins and put in someone named Mannion. I’m 54, Vikes fan my whole life. Done. Done. Done.

  8. “But but but packer trolls said he would replace one of the Smith sisters? Ready to eat crow fake stock holders?”

    Proud stock holder here . . . 1-5.

  9. Might as well start planning for next year. Conditional 6th isn’t a huge return, but assume it will help Dallas’ salary cap since it will be dropping next year.

  10. ariani1985 says:
    October 27, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    But but but packer trolls said he would replace one of the Smith sisters? Ready to eat crow fake stock holders?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Bitter and clueless. A fatal combination.

  11. jimmygeewhiz says:
    October 27, 2020 at 5:59 pm
    ariani1985 says:
    October 27, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    But but but packer trolls said he would replace one of the Smith sisters? Ready to eat crow fake stock holders?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Bitter and clueless. A fatal combination.
    __________

    Unfortunately it’s a Barney staple.

    Congrats Lion fans, I hope you get your 6th round pick’s worth out of him.

  12. ariani1985 says:
    October 27, 2020 at 5:26 pm
    But but but packer trolls said he would replace one of the Smith sisters? Ready to eat crow fake stock holders?

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    Isn’t this the guy who thinks Ted Thompson is still the Packers’ GM?

  13. It’s almost like the Seahawks like living in the edge and playing every game to the last drive. Gotta give it to them. They like putting on a show.

  14. Let’s face facts, the Cowboy’s defense stinks! They probably could stop a Junior College team. According to the Cowboys, they had too many good DE. The you look at all the holes in both the offense line and defense period and I have to wonder why not trade Griffin for one of the glaring holes the ‘Boys have. Something doesn’t add up! I smell salary dump plain and simple.

  15. gopack12go says:
    October 27, 2020 at 5:49 pm
    “But but but packer trolls said he would replace one of the Smith sisters? Ready to eat crow fake stock holders?”

    Proud stock holder here . . . 1-5.

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    You know its worth nothing right? My team maybe 1-5 but ateast I’ve never been duped to buy stock that is a little more than window dressing in the family rec room next to the Old Style signage.


    The stock, as Darren Rovell reported in 2011, is worth roughly around 3-cents a share. It’s a $250 piece of paper to let Packers fans have a fantasy about owning the franchise, when in reality the stock has the equivalent value of a Christmas present to Aaron Rodgers from his extended family. It’s absolutely worthless.”

    This is why I dislike the Packer fan base, the elitist attitude. Jeez get over yourselves your organization is as old as dirt and should have more wins and championships.YOU’VE BEEN AROUND LONGER.

  16. You know its worth nothing right? My team maybe 1-5 but ateast I’ve never been duped to buy stock that is a little more than window dressing in the family rec room next to the Old Style signage
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    It’s funny that after all these years you Viking fans still think Packer fans had to be “duped” to buy stock and that a single one of us believes it to be anything more than a cool keepsake and show of support. I guess if that’s all you got, run with it.

  17. Oh yeah he was the problem lol. What did this save the Cowboys. Nothing. They should have traded Nolan

  18. But but but packer trolls said he would replace one of the Smith sisters? Ready to eat crow fake stock holders?
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    So you’ve just abandoned truth and logic all together at this point?

  19. Packer stock is a souvenir suitable for framing. That’s it. Some of you haters have three or four jerseys of players no longer playing hanging in your closets that cost that much. Or, there’s always a Legacy Brick in front of US Bank. Believe me, there’s a lot available if you’re interested. A lot. The Packers have sold 360,000 of these souvenir stock certificates to fans around the world. The Vikings couldn’t give away that many ballpoint pens for free if you gave them ten years. Get it now?

  20. Oh, I forgot to mention……..the stock sales helped build a magnificent stadium. This was a voluntary effort by the fans themselves; the people that use it and appreciate it. That effort helped reduce a huge tax burden. Packer fans should be admired and applauded for it. Try it in your hometown and see what happens.

  21. God I never knew that Vikings fans were this sad. A Cowboys player got traded, (because he was the anonymous player), and the whole comment section is Vikings fans saying to Packers fans, “my team might suck but at least I don’t have a small, worthless stock in them”. And yes I’m aware that he used to play for Minnesota. Move on, you look pathetic.

  22. danicafallsinlove says:
    October 27, 2020 at 7:16 pm
    This is why I dislike the Packer fan base, the elitist attitude. Jeez get over yourselves your organization is as old as dirt and should have more wins and championships.YOU’VE BEEN AROUND LONGER.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Just since 1961 then: Seven championships, enough to still be in third place all-time. The Vikings? In the meantime? Still nothing.

  23. cwby4evr says:
    October 27, 2020 at 8:46 pm
    Guess Jerry found his “anonymous source”

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    You beat me to it.
    Poe and Worley are said to be on the trading block next. They too were off season FA signings.
    Looks like Jerry is doing locker room cancer surgery on the defense.
    Only drafted players will be left on the team when he’s done.

  24. jameshodges says:
    October 27, 2020 at 5:20 pm
    They might as well trade Amari Cooper next. When you have nothing, you have nothing to lose.
    _________

    $28 million in dead cap next season says unlikely. They can trade him after the ‘21 season and only carry a $6 million penalty into ‘22 however.

  25. The Cowboys can’t defend against the pass, nor the run. What does a 4th pass rusher do for you besides eat up money? Get under the cap this year so you can have space for what should be a $20 million reduction next year.

  26. Why would they get him now after losing Diggs, Slay, Snacks, etc.? The Lions are a shell of defense, this further proves how wasteful the Lions are with talent.

  27. The Cowboys didn’t deal Griffen to shed his under $2M in cap space. Jerry is rebuilding his d-line from scratch.

    Considering the Lions problems on defense have everything to do with coaching, I don’t think this signing will matter. Also going 2-0 against the Jags & Falcons is nothing to brag about.

  28. I been a viking fan since 1977 (yeah I’m old) and i never been more disgusted with this organization.
    I hope that Peterson runs for 166 yards, 2 TD’S and Griffin sacks pretty boy ( laughing all the way to the bank) Cousins 5 times

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