Benson Mayowa Believes Marinelli Can Take Him “To the Next Level”

Mayowa came to Dallas this offseason with three seasons and two career sacks under his belt

One of the few free agent signings of the Dallas Cowboys’ offseason, defensive end Benson Mayowa believes he’s in the right place, with the right coach, to take his game to another level.

Mayowa started two games for the Raiders last season and finished with 16 tackles and a sack. On his career, just three seasons to this point, he has two sacks to go along with 31 tackles, a forced fumble and a pass broken up. But under defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, Mayowa believes he could turn over a new leaf.

"I feel like he's going to take me to the next level," Mayowa said of Marinelli, per the Dallas Morning News. "When you work like that, it will take your game to another level."

Mayowa won a Super Bowl ring with the Seahawks in his rookie season, but after two seasons in Oakland, he believes the best football of his career is all in front of him.

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"In two years I played 30 percent of the plays," he said. "That's nothing. That's two years, plus my rookie year, that's probably 700 plays for my career. I know I've got my best football ahead of me because there's opportunity. If you take opportunity, that's how you shine. And you run with it. That's what I'm trying to do."

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