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The Cowboys are finally adding a veteran safety.
George Iloka, who spent last season with the Vikings after six years with the Bengals, has agreed to terms on a one-year deal, according to sources.
Iloka visited the Cowboys on Friday and came to an agreement on Saturday.
He was the third safety to visit with the Cowboys last week. Clayton Geathers came in on Monday and Eric Berry came in on Tuesday. Both left without deals.
Geathers re-signed with the Colts and Berry, a former Pro Bowler with the Chiefs who has injury issues that concern the Cowboys after playing just three regular games the past two seasons, is continuing to weigh his options.
Iloka started three games with the Vikings last season and could replace Jeff Heath at strong safety opposite free safety Xavier Woods.
Iloka, a harder hitter and sure tackler, has nine interceptions in 79 career starts.
More importantly, it has allowed the Cowboys to continue their plan of addressing trouble areas in free agency so they don’t have to force a need in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The Cowboys have signed defensive lineman Christian Covington and Kerry Hyder, receiver Randall Cobb and tight ends Jason Witten and Codey McElroy.