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Benson Mayowa

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Height: 
6-3

Weight:

240

Age

25
Idaho
5 Years Pro

2016 Season

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TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

03/24/16: Signed with Dallas as a restricted free agent through 2018.

08/30/14: Released and acquired off waivers by Oakland (8/31).

05/13/13: Signed with Seattle as a rookie free agent.

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Biography

The Dallas Cowboys signed restricted free agent Benson Mayowa to a three-year contract early in the 2016 free agency period after Oakland failed to match the Cowboys offer sheet. Mayowa originally signed with Seattle as a rookie free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft and earned playing time in two games his rookie season. He was released following the 2014 training camp and was acquired off waivers by Oakland, 2013 where he played in 28 games over two seasons and generated 29 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. In his first season in Dallas, Mayowa started a career-high six games, playing in 16, and led the team with a career-best six sacks and tying for third with a career-high five stops for losses. Mayowa will continue to refine his skills under defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli.

2016:

  • Started a career-high six games and led the team with a career-best 6.0 sacks while tying for third with a ca- reer-high five tackles for losses. Also added 16 tackles, nine pressures, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.
  • Made his Cowboys debut in the opener against the N.Y. Giants (9/11) starting at right end and posted one tackle, the first sack of the season and a pressure.
  • Played in the defensive line rotation against Chicago (9/25) and recovered a fourth quarter fumble.
  • Had a pair of tackles and a sack in the Thursday night win at Minnesota (12/1), then started at the N.Y. Giants in place of DeMarcus Lawrence (back) and had five tackles, a sack/fumble and a tackle for a loss.
  •  RECORDSAgainst Tampa Bay (12/18) again started in place of Lawrence (back) and notched three tackles, a pressure, a half sack and three tackles for losses.
  • In the start against Detroit (12/26), logged his first career multi-sack game, finishing with 1.5 and two hurries.
  • Made his postseason debut, starting the Divisional Game against Green Bay (1/15/17) and had one tackle.

2015 (Oakland):

  • Played in 12 games and started two, tallying a career-best 17 tackles with one sack, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.
  • Missed the first four weeks with a knee injury, but returned against Denver (10/11) to record a tackle in a reserve role.
  • Made a tackle and registered his only sack of the season in a loss at Detroit (11/22).
  • Recorded a season-high three tackles and forced fumble, which he recovered, against Green Bay (12/20).

2014 (Seattle/Oakland):

  •  PLAYOFF RECORDSBegan the year with Seattle, was waived on Aug. 30 then claimed off waivers by Oakland (8/31).
  • Played in all 16 games, making one start, for the Raiders and registered 15 tackles, one sack and a deflection.
  • Tallied his first tackle of the season and added a pass deflection against Arizona (10/19).
  • Made his first career start at Cleveland (10/26), recording a career-high four tackles.
  • Had one tackle and registered his only sack of the season in a win against San Francisco (12/7).

2013 (Seattle):

  • Appeared in two games and recorded two tackles for the Seahawks.
  • Saw his first career action at Carolina (9/8) and recorded the first two tackles of his career in the victory, helping hold the Panthers to their second-lowest passing yardage output of the season with 119 yards through the air.

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 45 career games at Idaho, collecting 67 tackles, 11.0 sacks, 11 forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries during his four-year career.
  •  HISTORYAs a senior in 2012, started eight of his 11 games played and tallied 22 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three sacks, four quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and one pass breakup.
  • As a junior played in 10 games with six starts and finished the season with 4.5 tackles for loss and three sacks, as well as five quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles.
  • Played in all 13 games as the Vandals starting rush defensive end in his 2010 sophomore, making 25 tackles,

4.5 tackles for loss and three sacks.

  • Played in 12 games as a true freshman, recording six tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and one quarter- back hurry.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Inglewood, Calif., High School where he was a first-team all-league choice and a second-team All-Cali- fornia Interscholastic Federation selection, posting 11.0 sacks and 75 tackles as a senior.
  • Was a general studies major at Idaho.

COMMUNITY:

  • 2016-17 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Kick Off Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2016DAL1362515106-0-----11
2015OAK12216142110-----12
2014OAK16113851-1-----0-
2013SEA202110-0-----0-
TOTAL5638188110---023

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17@PHIL 13-271100-0-----0-
16DETW 42-212111.5-0-----0-
15TBW 26-206330.5-0-----0-
14@NYGL 7-106511-0-----1-
13@MINW 17-152111-0-----0-
12WASW 31-260------------
11BALW 27-170------------
10@PITW 35-300------------
9@CLEW 35-101100-0-----0-
8PHIW 29-231010-0-----0-
6@GBW 30-16-000-0-----0-
5CINW 28-143121-0-----0-
4@SFW 24-171100-0-----0-
3CHIW 31-170-----------1
2@WASW 27-230------------
1NYGL 19-202111-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016DAL132515106-0-----
2015OAK1216142110-----
2014OAK1613851-1-----
2013SEA22110-0-----
TOTAL 43563818811000-0

fumbles

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2016DAL13----1-0----
2015OAK12----2-00---
2014OAK16-----------
2013SEA2-----------
TOTAL 4300-03000000
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defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Baltimore Ravens00----------
Chicago Bears10----------
Cincinnati Bengals13121-0-----
Cleveland Browns11100-0-----
Detroit Lions12111.5-0-----
Green Bay Packers1-000-0-----
Minnesota Vikings12111-0-----
New York Giants28622-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles22110-0-----
Pittsburgh Steelers00----------
San Francisco 49ers11100-0-----
Tampa Bay Buccaneers16330.5-0-----
Washington Redskins10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division815874-0-----
vs AFC Teams24221-0-----
vs NFC Teams11211385-0-----
vs Own Division510732-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December4161064-0-----
January11100-0-----
November11100-0-----
October45231-0-----
September32111-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium614684-0-----
FedExField10----------
FirstEnergy Stadium11100-0-----
Heinz Field00----------
Lambeau Field1-000-0-----
Levi's Stadium11100-0-----
Lincoln Financial Field11100-0-----
MetLife Stadium16511-0-----
U.S. Bank Stadium12111-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses39722-0-----
Wins1016884-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays12111.5-0-----
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)12111-0-----
Sundays11211383.5-0-----

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Baltimore Ravens0------
Chicago Bears1----1-
Cincinnati Bengals1------
Cleveland Browns1------
Detroit Lions1------
Green Bay Packers1------
Minnesota Vikings1------
New York Giants2------
Philadelphia Eagles2------
Pittsburgh Steelers0------
San Francisco 49ers1------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1------
Washington Redskins1------

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division8----1-
vs AFC Teams2------
vs NFC Teams11----1-
vs Own Division5------

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
December4------
January1------
November1------
October4------
September3----1-

fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
AT&T Stadium6----1-
FedExField1------
FirstEnergy Stadium1------
Heinz Field0------
Lambeau Field1------
Levi's Stadium1------
Lincoln Financial Field1------
MetLife Stadium1------
U.S. Bank Stadium1------

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Losses3------
Wins10----1-

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Mondays1------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)1------
Sundays11----1-
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