NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys considering signing free agent safety George Iloka

The Dallas Cowboys front office is considering signing the former Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka to boost the team's defensive depth.1 min


The Dallas Cowboys could be looking to land yet another a safety player.

The Cowboys is reportedly thinking about inking defensive back George Iloka, according to a latest report from the NFL Network, which quotes an unidentified league source. The Cincinnati Bengals reportedly released Iloka on Sunday, August 19, due to “financial” reasons.

The #Bengals are releasing starting safety George Iloka, per @MikeGarafolo and me. He’s started every game he’s played in since 2013. Purely a financial decision, but a 28-year-old safety hitting the market at this point is good news for interested teams.

The #Cowboys are considering taking at look at veteran safety George Iloka per a source informed. The former Boise State player would be in good company with alums like DeMarcus Lawrence, Tyrone Crawford and Leighton Vander Esch currently on the roster.

Iloka posted a total of 54 solo tackles and an interception for the Bengals in most recent season. The defensive back has started all 16 regular-season games.

The Bengals has selected Iloka out of Boise St. in the fifth rounder of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has completed a total of 230 solo tackles and nine interceptions in his six-year professional American football career.

The Cowboys projected starting safety Xavier Woods suffered a hamstring strain on Saturday, August 18, and could miss the 2018-19 NFL regular season opener against the Carolina Panthers, per ESPN report. Dallas have also previously explored forging a deal for Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas.


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Originally from the Quezon City, Mark graduated from PUP with a B.S. in sports and video games. He served as Editor-in-Chief of The Pamantasan, the university newspaper, for a couple of years.