The signing was announced by Bowen’s agent on Twitter. Bowen agreed to a five-year deal worth $27.5 million, including $12.5 million of guaranteed money, according to a league source.
It will be interesting to see if the Bowen signing means the Redskins are, in fact, not pursuing Green Bay free agent Cullen Jenkins. Washington had been strongly linked to Jenkins throughout the offseason, but people familiar with the situation said there has been little contact since teams were allowed to talk with free agents on Tuesday.
Bowen is listed at 6 feet 5 and 306 pounds and could be an important bookend opposite Barry Cofield. Bowen played five seasons in Dallas. Nine of his 11 career starts came in 2010. He had a career-high three sacks coming off the bench in 2009.
Bowen was an undrafted rookie out of Hofstra in 2006, earning his way onto the Cowboys’ roster from the practice squad.