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Source: Dallas Cowboys Agree With Safety George Iloka

An NFL source said that the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran safety George Iloka, but no terms of the deal have been released.

The Cowboys have been targeting the safety position during free agency, although Earl Thomas a Pro Bowler six times was the subject of several rumors dating back to January of 2017, he never was a realistic thought for the Cowboys due to his price.

Thomas was signed last week by the Baltimore Ravens to a $55 million deal over four years that included guaranteed money of $32 million.

On Monday Dallas met with Clayton Geathers and Tuesday with Eric Berry. Geathers since the meeting re-signed with Indianapolis, while Berry is considering his different options.

Prior to meeting with the Cowboys on Friday, Iloka had visited with the Oakland Raiders earlier in the week.

Iloka, who at the end of March will turn 29, has started 79 games out of 99, including 76 while with the Bengals for six years. Following his release from Cincinnati last year, Iloka signed with Minnesota where he started three games in 2018.

Iloka’s career stats include nine interceptions, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

With the addition of Iloka, the Cowboys group of safeties now includes starters Jeff Heath, who has started every game but one over the past two seasons and Xavier Woods with backups Darian Thompson and Kavon Frazier.

Dallas is also expected to look at available safeties during the upcoming NFL Draft.

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