As the Jets gear up for free agency, they invited former Cowboys DE Benson Mayowa to East Rutherford on Monday, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Mayowa began his career as an undrafted free agent with the Seahawks in 2013, where he played in just two games. However, his sophomore season saw him play in all 16 games with the Raiders. He collected 13 tackles and a sack that season.
For the past two seasons, though, Mayowa has been with Dallas working in their prolific pass-rushing corps. In 2016, he amassed 25 tackles, six sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and four run stuffs.
However, after a 2017 campaign that saw just one sack in 14 games, the Cowboys decided to release Mayowa to save about $2.8 million. This move could have been made to save money to re-sign their biggest asset on the line, DE DeMarcus Lawrence. Lawrence already signed the Cowboys' $17.1 million franchise tag.
The Jets need help on their defensive line, and at 26, Mayowa fits the young, talented assets that GM Mike Maccagnan is looking for this offseason.
New York is Mayowa's first stop in finding a new team this year with the Redskins set for Tuesday, and the Colts and Seahawks also expecting a visit.