The Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with veteran safety George Iloka on a one year deal, per Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News.
Iloka has played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Minnesota Vikings in his 7 year career, racking up 362 tackles and 9 interceptions, doing most of his work at the strong safety position. He is an underrated coverage defender who can match up well against tight ends and running backs coming out of the backfield on routes.
The Cowboys have been under some pressure in recent weeks to beef up their secondary after the fan base has become stale with the average play of the position, which was widely regarded as one of the weaker position groups on the team. With the signing of Iloka, the starting safeties are projected to be Xavier Woods at the free safety and George Iloka at the strong safety.
With the signings of Randall Cobb and George Iloka in the same week, the Cowboys are now showing they are not afraid to spend money if it’s for the right price. Robert Quinn, a defensive end for the Miami Dolphins, recently visited the Dallas facility in an effort to push for a trade between the two teams in wake of the DeMarcus Lawrence saga that has captured the attention of Cowboys fans everywhere. But once again, they will not budge if the money or price for a player does not work with what they are trying to do.
Expect more signings, maybe a running back to back up Zeke Elliott, or even another defensive lineman to beef up the depth. But make no mistake, the team will not overpay if they feel like there is value elsewhere. Stay tuned Cowboys fans.
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