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Benson Mayowa

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Height: 
6-3

Weight:

240

Age

26
Idaho
5 Years Pro

2017 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
2017DAL8212750-0-----0-
2016DAL1362515106-0-----11
2015OAK12216142110-----12
2014OAK16113851-1-----0-
2013SEA202110-0-----0-
TOTAL6845238110---023

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
10@ATLL 7-274220-0-----0-
9KCW 28-171010-0-----0-
8@WASW 33-191100-0-----0-
7@SFW 40-100------------
5GBL 31-350------------
4LAL 30-351100-0-----0-
3@ARIW 28-171100-0-----0-
2@DENL 17-424220-0-----0-
1NYGW 19-3-000-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017DAL812750-0-----
2016DAL132515106-0-----
2015OAK1216142110-----
2014OAK1613851-1-----
2013SEA22110-0-----
TOTAL 51684523811000-0

fumbles

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2017DAL8-----------
2016DAL13----1-0----
2015OAK12----2-00---
2014OAK16-----------
2013SEA2-----------
TOTAL 5100-03000000

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
008/03/2017ARIW 18-20100------------
108/12/2017@LAL 10-13000------------
208/19/2017INDW 19-24112110-0-----0-
308/26/2017OAKW 20-24111100-0-----0-
TOTAL 323210-0-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/10/2017NYGW 3-1911-000-0-----0-
209/17/2017@DENL 17-42114220-0-----0-
309/25/2017@ARIW 28-17101100-0-----0-
410/01/2017LAL 35-30101100-0-----0-
510/08/2017GBL 35-31100------------
710/22/2017@SFW 40-10000------------
810/29/2017@WASW 33-19101100-0-----0-
911/05/2017KCW 17-28101010-0-----0-
1011/12/2017@ATLL 7-27104220-0-----0-
TOTAL 8212750-0-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals11100-0-----
Atlanta Falcons14220-0-----
Denver Broncos14220-0-----
Green Bay Packers10----------
Kansas City Chiefs11010-0-----
Los Angeles Rams11100-0-----
New York Giants1-000-0-----
San Francisco 49ers00----------
Washington Redskins11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division611650-0-----
vs AFC Teams25230-0-----
vs NFC Teams67520-0-----
vs Own Division21100-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
November25230-0-----
October32200-0-----
September35320-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium42110-0-----
FedExField11100-0-----
Levi's® Stadium00----------
Mercedes-Benz Stadium14220-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High14220-0-----
University of Phoenix Stadium11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses49540-0-----
Wins43210-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays11100-0-----
Sundays711650-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass36420-0-----
Turf56330-0-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games42110-0-----
Road Games410640-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead4220-0-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points4220-0-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points-000-0-----
Behind7430-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points3300-0-----
Behind by 9-16 Points2110-0-----
Tied1100-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half5320-0-----
2nd Half7430-0-----
Last Two Minutes of Half2200-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line2110-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line4130-0-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line3210-0-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line3300-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter3210-0-----
2nd Quarter2110-0-----
3rd Quarter3210-0-----
4th Quarter4220-0-----
4th Quarter within 72200-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-721100-0-----
Margin 15+38440-0-----
Margin 8-1433210-0-----