Dean Lowry joins the Vikings after spending the last seven seasons (2016-22) with the Green Bay Packers. Lowry was originally selected by Green Bay in the fourth-round (137th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He has played in 111 games, making 80 starts and has tallied 288 total tackles, including 27 tackles for loss and 15.5 sacks. Lowry has also recorded 16 passes defensed, four fumble recoveries, one interception and one forced fumble. Additionally, Lowry has appeared in eight postseason contests with five starts, recording 18 tackles (seven solo). In 2022 with the Packers, Lowry played in 15 games (12 starts) and recorded 43 tackles (23 solo), five quarterback hits, a half sack, one tackle for loss, one pass defensed and one blocked field goal. Lowry played under Vikings assistant head coach Mike Pettine from 2018-20 and Vikings outside linebacker coach Mike Smith from 2019-21, when Pettine served as the Packers defensive coordinator and Smith as the Packers outside linebackers coach.
The Rockford, Illinois native attended Northwestern from 2012-15. Lowry played in 48 games with 33 starts for the Wildcats and registered 134 tackles (83 solo), 31.5 tackles for a loss, 12.5 sacks, three interceptions (one returned for a TD), 21 passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles. In 2015, Lowry earned second-team All-Big Ten honors.