Cowboys trade DE Everson Griffen to Lions; Dez Bryant joins Ravens practice squad
On Tuesday, two former Dallas Cowboys are on the move to new football teams away from Arlington. The Dallas Cowboys traded veteran defensive end, Everson Griffen, to the Detroit Lions in exchange for a conditional 2021 sixth-round draft pick that could become a fifth-round selection, according to multiple ESPN sources.
Griffen was acquired by the Cowboys in the offseason and signed a 1-year deal with the team. In six games for Dallas, Griffen amassed 2.5 sacks and 10 solo tackles. Before his short stint in Dallas, the defensive end spent his first 10 years in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings, who drafted Griffen in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Another former Cowboys player found a home with a different football team. Even though he has not played for Dallas in several years, the Baltimore Ravens signed three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant to their practice squad.
In 2018, Bryant, 31, signed a 1-year, $1.25 million deal with the New Orleans Saints. However, he tore an Achilles tendon during his first practice with the Saints, which led to his subsequent release. Since then, Bryant was out of the league until the recent opportunity with the Ravens.
The former Oklahoma State University and Dallas Cowboys standout could provide a huge lift to the Ravens’ 31st-ranked passing attack. The team sees Bryant potentially as a quality possession receiver for reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson and a good compliment to young, speedy wideout Marquise Brown. For more sports coverage, click here.