Cowboys release Benson Mayowa, free up $2.75 million
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By Todd ArcherESPN Staff Writer

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have released defensive end Benson Mayowa, freeing up $2.75 million.

In 2016, Mayowa was the first restricted free agent the Cowboys signed to an offer sheet in team history and recorded seven sacks in two seasons. Mayowa came to the Cowboys on a three year, $8.25 million deal that came with a $3.3 million signing bonus that was not matched by the Oakland Raiders.

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He was set to count $3.85 million in 2018.

Mayow was credited by the coaches with 22 tackles, three tackles for loss and 15 quarterback pressures in 2017. He led the Cowboys in sacks in 2016 with six, to go along with 16 tackles, five tackles for loss and nine pressures in 13...

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