DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Cowboys have traded defensive end Everson Griffen to the Detroit Lions in exchange for a conditional sixth round pick, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Tuesday afternoon.
ESPN's Todd Archer adds that the pick could turn into a fifth round pick, "depending on certain conditions."
With a 2-5 record and a team that has no business making the playoffs, the Cowboys began moving pieces from their struggling defense ahead of the Nov. 3 trade deadline.
Dallas was reportedly shopping Griffen as early as Monday, according to multiple reports.
When contacted by Josina Anderson on Monday, Griffen, who wasn't very successful in his first season with the Cowboys, said he didn't believe he was being shopped.
"I don't think the Cowboys want to trade me. I haven't heard that," the pass rusher said.
Griffen, 32, has 2.5 sacks in the team's first seven games. He signed a one-year deal this offseason worth up to $6 million. Dallas will save roughly $3 million by sending him to Detroit.
Dallas will use Griffen's void as an opportunity to open up playing time for the recently activated Randy Gregory and 2020 fifth-round pick Bradlee Anae.
As for the Lions, Detroit appears to be making a playoff push after moving to 3-3 with a win over the Falcons this weekend.
Two other players that can be had on the trade market include recently benched cornerback Daryl Worley and ineffective defensive tackle Dontari Poe, 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher reports.