Earl Thomas is a member of the Seattle Seahawks. George Iloka went to Boise State.
If the Cowboys acquired either of these safeties there would be cause for pomp and circumstance, but you’ll have to keep waiting if that’s what your heart desires; however, Dallas is signing a safety that went to Boise State and played for the Seahawks - Jeron Johnson.
The Cowboys are signing Jeron Johnson, according to a source. He worked out for the team Tuesday and last played in a regular-season game in 2016 for the Seattle Seahawks. He is the second safety the Cowboys have signed inside the last 24 hours. https://t.co/G5hITRlFLE— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) August 21, 2018
Johnson is indeed the second safety that the Cowboys have signed this week as they inked Domenick Sanders on Monday. Dallas is obviously addressing the position because, well it’s one of need, and due to injuries sustained by Xavier Woods (hamstring, a few weeks) and Jameill Showers (torn ACL, gone for the year).
There’s definitely logic to the Cowboys signing someone like George Iloka who just found himself a free agent only a few days ago, but then again there has been logic to them trading for Earl Thomas ever since they could and they haven’t done that yet.
Not reading too much into things here, but the signings of some lower-caliber safeties could indicate that the Cowboys aren’t planning on pursuing George Iloka. He’s a free agent so if they wanted him they’d likely have him. They wouldn’t be bringing in Sanders or Johnson if there was a bigger plan in all likelihood.
What do you think about the handling of the position so far? The season begins in less than three weeks, is this the right way to handle things?