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Detailed film analysis shows the two pass rushing moves that make Everson Griffen special

Cowboys newest pass rusher uses two specific moves to win many of his battles.

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It was just about a week ago when the Dallas Cowboys made a move adding to the roster that really resonated with the fanbase. Ever since free agency died down, the name Everson Griffen had been one that Cowboys fans have dreamed about adding to the team. The Cowboys went out and made that dream a reality.

With Robert Quinn headed to Chicago and Randy Gregory left in suspension limbo, the Cowboys were basically relying on Tyrone Crawford and the newly-added Aldon Smith to hold down the right defensive end position. Crawford is a veteran that is steady, but it’s very unlikely that he was going to break out and have an elite season rushing the passer. Smith has the talent to be an elite pass rusher, but his long suspension from the game makes his return a questionable one. Time away and age can change a player, so there was no guarantee he was going to be what the team needed.

Enter Everson Griffen. There’s very little question about his status as a pass rusher, but we wanted to get a little more familiar with his play style. So we’re teaming up with our good friend Samuel Gold for one of his film breakdowns, this one on Griffen.

Here’s what Gold had to say about Griffen with the video to follow.

The Cowboys signed Everson Griffen to a one-year deal worth up to $6 million. This was a fantastic deal due to his pass rushing abilities. In this video, I looked at his top moves and focused on how he uses the “Ice Pick Spin Move” to defeat premiere offensive lineman in the NFL. Dude is incredible even at the age of 32. He still has plenty left in the tank and think this was one of the best signings of all off-season.

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