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Why Cowboys Should Acquire Recently Released S George Iloka

The surprisingly decided to their starting , , not even 24 hours after they defeated the 21-13 in Week 2 of the .

This is somewhat fortuitous for the Dallas Cowboys, who saw their starting Free Safety, , sustain a hamstring against the Bengals Saturday night. With Woods currently nursing a hamstring injury and with the lack of depth at the position, George Iloka could be too enticing for the Cowboys to pass up.

George Iloka
S George Iloka

At just 28 years old, George Iloka leaves the Bengals with 230 tackles, 32 pass deflections, and nine interceptions. These are numbers the Cowboys would and should want to add to their . It would not only upgrade the backend of their , but provide valuable depth.

George Iloka is a Texas native who was born in the Houston area and graduated from Kempner High School in Sugarland, Texas. After high school, he took his talents to Boise State. Yes, the same college the Dallas Cowboys like to collect players from (, , , , , and ).

For me, it looks like all of the pieces are lining up perfectly to unite George Iloka with the Cowboys. Unfortunately, like always, it's going to come down to money.

Like Rapoport mentioned in his tweet, the Bengals decision to release Iloka was a financial one. He was set to make $6.2 million in 2018 and $6.6 million over the final two remaining years of his contract. Probably not numbers the Cowboys would be willing to match, but they might not have to.

Iloka may not be looking for a long-term contract right now. He could be looking for a one or two year deal, that way at age 30, he could hit the open market once again and try to cash in one last time. With $14.6 million in cap space, the Cowboys could easily offer him a contract that mutually benefits both parties.

George Iloka may not be the veteran safety Dallas have been hankering for the majority of the , but he is younger, cheaper, and more durable than . Make sense, right?

Do you think the Dallas Cowboys should try to acquire George Iloka?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
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Melvin S Edgmand

no it’s not a good thing. that why dallas will never pull the trigger nor will they with earl Thomas we have good backup will use him this or any addons to the cowboys roster probably won’t happen it’s not the way they do things.


Never thought Iloka would hit the market. Fans who don’t know how much he’d help this team are just plain football ignorant. Sign him TODAY!!


Yes, Is he a strong safely? We need help stopping the run.

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