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Here Come the Lions! Detroit Trades For Cowboys Pass-Rusher Everson Griffen

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Apparently, a couple of wins against the Jaguars and Falcons have the Lions feeling some type of way, because Detroit just engineered a trade.

A long-time rival is making his way back to the NFC North:

The Cowboys are trading pass-rusher Everson Griffen to the Lions in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick.

Griffen, 32, spent 10 years terrifying quarterbacks in the NFC North while playing with the Vikings. He racked up 74.5 sacks and 182 quarterback hits in 147 games before signing with Dallas as a free agent. Griffen picked up 2.5 sacks and 6 QB Hits in seven games with the Cowboys. But with Dallas apparently looking to bottom out after a 2-5 start, the time came to move on from a prized defender.

But seriously … why the Lions? Well, they’re 3-3 and FiveThirtyEight gives them a 15 percent chance to make the playoffs. And because that isn’t 0 percent, and Detroit’s top guys are essentially on the hot seat, desperate times call for desperate measures. The Bears don’t play the Lions again until Week 13. But who knows where Detroit’s playoff odds will sit by the time that game rolls around. Then again, I can say the same about the Bears.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.