3 reasons why Everson Griffen decided to leave the Vikings

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The former Minnesota Vikings pass rusher has reportedly signed with the Dallas Cowboys.

Well, the ball finally dropped. Everson Griffen reportedly won’t be returning to the field this season as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.

Instead, Griffen will be heading to the NFC East to suit up for the Dallas Cowboys. The former Vikings pass rusher and the Cowboys have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $6 million according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport on Wednesday.

For Griffen, it will be the first time since he entered the NFL in 2010 that he won’t be playing for Minnesota. It will certainly be an odd sight to see when he’s trots onto the field for the first time with a star on his helmet.

So why did Griffen finally decide to ditch the purple and gold to sign with Dallas? What prevented him from re-signing with the Vikings and remaining with the franchise for the rest of his career?

There are a number of reasons to help explain why Griffen signed with the Cowboys on Wednesday, so let’s go over a few of the biggest ones.