FRISCO, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys flirtation with this week's vulnerability has brought them George Iloka, who had agreed to a one-year deal.
The Cowboys had made security one of their goals in free agency. Although six-time Pro Bowler Earl Thomas has been rumored since the end of the 2017 season, he was never realistic about the award for Dallas. The Baltimore Ravens last week signed Thomas a $ 55 million four-year deal that guaranteed $ 32 million.
The Cowboys visited Clayton Geathers on Monday and Eric Berry on Tuesday. Geathers signed again with the Indianapolis Colts, and Berry is still considering his options.
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Iloka, who turns 29 on March 31, has started 79 out of 99 games, 76 of them at Cincinnati Bengals over a six-year period. After his release from the Bengals last year, he joined the Minnesota Vikings and began in 2018 with three of 16 games.
He recently visited the Oakland Raiders before visiting The Star on Friday.
For his career Iloka has nine interceptions, three forced fights and a tough recovery.
He joins a security group that has Jeff Heath, who has launched 31 of the last 32 games, and Xavier Woods as a starter, along with Kavon Frazier and Darian Thompson Backups. The cowboys are also expected to take a comprehensive look at the security settings in the upcoming draft.