Benson Mayowa: “I Haven’t Really Scratched the Surface Yet”

Mayowa comes to Dallas with two sacks in three seasons in the NFL


You’d be hard-pressed to find a casual Dallas Cowboys fan who could identify newcomer defensive end Benson Mayowa at this point in the year, and Mayowa is fine with that—for now.

Mayowa isn’t planning on making a whole lot of noise until he gets on the field. Then, hopefully, he’ll make a lot of noise, to the point that even casual fans can’t help but know the name.

"I haven't really scratched the surface yet,” Mayowa said, per ESPN Dallas. “I'd rather be low key and then people will be like, 'Who is this guy? Where did he come from?' I'm not loud. I don't want to talk about anything. I'm not about to brag or boast about anything. But when I ball, then [it’s], 'Who is this guy?' That's what I like. Football will take care of itself."

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Mayowa comes to Dallas with 31 tackles and two sacks on his career, as well the belief that his best football is in front of him.

"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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