When older players hit the market there is always a hope that they’ll sign a veteran minimum deal to join the Dallas Cowboys. This hope is typically never realized.
Last Saturday night word broke that the Cowboys managed to land a veteran for their secondary in George Iloka. He gives them more flexibility at safety, heck he gives them a safety in general, and the domino effect of him joining the team could be better for other guys involved like Jeff Heath (who can now focus more on special teams).
Contract numbers have emerged for Iloka and what do you know, he signed for the veteran minimum! Seriously. ESPN’s Todd Archer reported the details and they’re sure to make you smile.
The Cowboys signed George Iloka to a one-year, minimum salary benefit contract that will count $735,000 against the cap. He will make a $930,000 base salary and $90,000 in bonus money. Of the base salary, $210,000 is guaranteed. https://t.co/aVsmwDgHVj— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 26, 2019
This is just the latest “wow really?” signing that the Cowboys have made this offseason. They haven’t made big splashes, but they haven’t stretched themselves too thin either. Christian Covington, Randall Cobb, Kerry Hyder, and now George Iloka are all players that could be of serious value that were found by careful and wise shopping.
We’ve heard the Cowboys say many times that they are focused from a financial perspective on paying their own guys. That will have to happen for DeMarcus Lawrence, Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott, and Byron Jones before we know it. Good on them for preparing smartly.