Dallas has found its safety.
After passing on Earl Thomas, the Cowboys have elected to sign veteran George Iloka to a one-year deal, the team announced Saturday.
The #DallasCowboys have agreed to terms with veteran safety George Iloka on a one-year deal.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) March 24, 2019
Iloka tweeted a throwback photo of himself as he confirmed the news.
— George Iloka (@George_iloka) March 24, 2019
According to ESPN, which cited an unidentified source, Iloka met with the team Friday and was the third safety to visit Dallas along with Clayton Geathers and Eric Berry. The Cowboys are concerned about their depth at the position, and Iloka brings unique talent that can help.
However, he’s coming off a disappointing campaign in which he logged just 16 tackles in 16 games and three starts.
Iloka, 28, was initially selected by the Bengals in the fifth round of the 2012 draft and remained in Cincinnati until signing with the Vikings last August.
He has 362 career tackles, 32 pass breakups and nine interceptions playing both safety spots.