The Dallas Cowboys have been flirting with the idea of adding an experienced veteran safety to their secondary for some time. They flirted with Earl Thomas and Eric Berry, and now they have decided to add George Iloka on a one-year deal. He’s the newest member of the Cowboys.
Iloka spent the first six seasons of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals after they drafted him in the fifth round back in 2012. He’s a Boise State product, something the Cowboys have a few of on the roster, and he’s also not a bad option for Kris Richard.
While Iloka might not have the same name recognition as Thomas or Berry with football fans, he’s still playing at a productive level. He was part of Mike Zimmer’s defense with the Minnesota Vikings last season and was a point of legitimate depth.
On limited snaps for Minnesota – George Iloka still put up some impressive numbers. pic.twitter.com/k08k2GELMH— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) February 4, 2019
Safety was one of the biggest needs that Dallas was facing when the offseason began. Bringing in Iloka hardly prohibits them from still drafting one, or even signing another in free agency, but it does lessen the need to a degree. This is a great move to give the Cowboys options at places where they need them.
Welcome aboard, George!
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