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.