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Dave Halprin

The Pros and Cons of the Cowboys re-signing Tavon Austin

The Cowboys brought back the speedy receiver, but was it a good move?

As free agency slows down (although the Cowboys still have a few irons in the fire), we’re going to take a look back at their signings and evaluate the good and the bad of each. Today we examine the Cowboys re-signing Tavon Austin.


It was during the draft last year when the Cowboys sent a sixth-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Rams for the services of Tavon Austin. The Cowboys were in the midst of rebuilding...

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Connor Livesay

Cowboys 2019 draft prospect: TCU EDGE Ben Banogu scouting report & interview

Get to know TCU EDGE Ben Banogu.

Name: Ben Banogu

School: Texas Christian University

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 250 lbs

Arm Length: 33 5/8”

40 time: 4.62

3-Cone: 7.02


It will be hard to find a front-seven defender in this yeas draft class that possesses as much versatility as Ben Banogu. During his time at Louisiana Monroe and Texas Christian, Banogu has played OLB, defensive end, defensive tackle, and ILB between his two collegiate teams. In his many roles, Banogu has also found...

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Cowboys agree with safety Iloka on 1-year deal

After meeting with Clayton Geathers and Eric Berry early this week, the Cowboys agreed to a one-year deal with ex-Vikings safety George Iloka on Saturday.

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Teams that must ace the 2019 NFL Draft

Every team wants to ace the NFL Draft, but looking around the league it’s clear there are some teams that need to make it happen more than others. Whether it’s the last attempt for management before being fired, or whether we’re talking about a team on the cusp of a breakout, these teams can't flub this annual event. Jacksonville Jaguars The Jacksonville brass is convinced QB Nick Foles is going to be the right man to get the franchise over the hump. That’s debatable. But since...

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Connor Livesay

The curious case of Jachai Polite, and why the Cowboys would be wise to consider him at 58th overall

Jachai Polite is not a squeaky clean prospect, but he wouldn’t be there at 58 if he was.

There are always a handful of cases every year where an NFL combine performance destroy’s an NFL draft prospect’s stock. Last year, we saw Orlando Brown’s stock plummet due to poor testing, and this year it looks like our unlucky candidate is Florida EDGE rusher Jachia Polite. While being unlucky for the player, it could end up being a blessing in disguise for the Dallas Cowboys who are in...

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Cowboys news: Signing of a safety doesn’t preclude Dallas from drafting one

Here is your latest dose of Cowboys news...

Source: Cowboys get safety Iloka on 1-year deal - Todd Archer, ESPN

The Cowboys make another move in free agency by signing George Iloka.

Iloka, who turns 29 on March 31, has started 79 of 99 games, including 76 during a six-year span with the Cincinnati Bengals. After his release from the Bengals last year, he joined the Minnesota Vikings and started three of 16 games in 2018.

He recently visited the Oakland Raiders before coming to The Star for...

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Cowboys’ Stephen Jones talks free agency

Cowboys fans entered the 2019 offseason hoping to bring in a difference maker such as Earl Thomas in free agency. Those hopes didn’t come to fruition, as Dallas has opted to bring in smaller deals, including one with George Iloka, rather than splurging for a big splash. The Cowboys' COO and executive vice president Stephen Jones went in-depth on Dallas' mindset this offseason in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer. Jones addressed why Dallas is rarely active in free...

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Cowboys Rumors: Ex-Vikings, -Bengals S George Iloka Agrees to 1-Year Contract

Free-agent safety George Iloka is signing with the Dallas Cowboys , according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Todd Archer of ESPN reported that the deal is for one year...

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Report: Cowboys, safety George Iloka agree to one-year deal

The Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent safety George Iloka, ESPN’s Todd Archer reports [Twitter link].  Expected to be in on the Earl Thomas sweepstakes, the Cowboys instead opted for the versatile Iloka, who is capable of playing both safety spots. Iloka marked the third safety to visit with Dallas this offseason, after Clayton Geathers, who rejoined the Colts, and former Chiefs All-Pro Eric Berry. Archer mentions the Cowboys are concerned about their depth at the...

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RJ Ochoa

Cowboys free agency: George Iloka set to sign with Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys have signed a new safety in free agency.

The Dallas Cowboys have been flirting with the idea of adding an experienced veteran safety to their secondary for some time. There was Earl Thomas, Eric Berry, and now they have decided to add George Iloka on a one-year deal. He’s the newest member of the Cowboys.

#Cowboys are signing S George Iloka, source says.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 24, 2019

Iloka spent the first six seasons of his career with the Cincinnati...

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Dave Halprin

Cowboys free agent signee ends up on a “best bang-for-the-buck” list

The Cowboys made a nice move when they signed this free agent.

Yes, the Dallas Cowboys are known for their bargain-bin shopping when it comes to NFL free agency. Long gone are the days when Jerry Jones lavished the big bucks on free agents to wear the star. Instead, with the rise of Stephen Jones’ power within the organization, the Cowboys have been much more circumspect about who they sign.

So it goes as the Cowboys make their way through 2019 free agency. They’ve made a few outside...

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Connor Livesay

Cowboys 2019 draft prospect: Eastern Michigan EDGE Maxx Crosby scouting report & interview

Get to know Eastern Michigan EDGE Maxx Crosby.

Name: Maxx Crosby

School: Eastern Michigan

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 255 lbs

Arm Length: 32 7/8”

40 time: 4.66

3-Cone: 6.89


Maxx Crosby possesses ideal size and length to play as a right side defensive end in Rod Marinelli’s scheme. At 6’5”, 255-lbs, Crosby plays with great speed and athleticism off the edge. Crosby changes directions with ease when playing the run, and mirroring quarterback movements when in the backfield. He...

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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott facing pivotal season in 2019

The Dallas Cowboys are going to go as far as QB Dak Prescott takes them, both in 2019 and the foreseeable future. The big picture: Entering his his fourth NFL season, Prescott has all the tools to take the next step. Now it’s time for him to put up, or shut up. Great expectations: The Cowboys have put all their faith in Prescott, and now it’s time for him to deliver. Owner Jerry Jones has made it clear Prescott, 25, is in line to sign a massive extension soon. With it, the expectations...

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Dave Halprin

The Pros and Cons of the Cowboys bringing back Jason Witten

The Senator is back for the Cowboys, but what’s the impact?

As free agency slows down (although the Cowboys still have a few irons in the fire), we’re going to take a look back at their signings and evaluate the good and the bad of each. To kick off this series, we’ll look at the signing of Jason Witten.


Jason Witten retired during the 2018 draft, opting for the commentator’s booth on Monday Night Football. The Cowboys tried to compensate for that in 2018 by using the group...

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David Howman

Cowboys draft prospect: Safety Johnathan Abram

Taking defenders from the SEC is usually a good idea.

Name: Johnathan Abram
School: Mississippi State
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 205 lbs

2018 stat line: 13 games, 99 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions, 5 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery

Combine results: 4.45 40-yard dash, 11’6” broad

The Cowboys have done a nice job of filling some holes in free agency so far. Getting Jason Witten out of retirement and signing Randall Cobb helped shore up the offense,...

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RJ Ochoa

The Eagles and their fans are whining about something silly regarding the Cowboys, shocker!

This is shocking and not at all normal!

The NCAA Tournament is going on which means one thing, it’s time for NFL owners to get together and discuss various things at the annual owners meetings.

It’s at these meetings where a lot of change theoretically occurs for the game we all love. Owners discuss various topics and concerns that are happening within the league, and among other things they propose new rule changes.

In the days of 2019 there are some legitimate rules to discuss. There...

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Connor Livesay

Cowboys news: Cowboys remain active in second week of free agency

Check out today’s latest and greatest news surrounding America’s team!

Mini film room: What safety George Iloka would bring to the Dallas Cowboys’ defense - John Owning, SportsDay

Read up on a scouting report from SportsDay’s own John Owning on safety George Iloka who visited with the Cowboys on Friday.

Listed at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, George Iloka is the prototype -- in terms of size -- for the strong safety position on the Cowboys’ defense made famous by Kam Chancellor with the...

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Dave Halprin

Safety George Iloka completes Cowboys visit, no deal reached (yet)

The Cowboys met with George Iloka, but there is no deal to report.

The Dallas Cowboys brought in free agent safety George Iloka for a visit on Friday, the third safety they have met with over the free agency period. Clayton Geathers re-signed with his former team, the Indianapolis Colts, and Eric Berry came and left without a deal. That holds true for Iloka as no agreement was reached today.

George Iloka has completed his visit with the Cowboys & nothing further is expected today, a source...

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David Howman

Cowboys draft prospect: Safety Darnell Savage

The Cowboys secondary could use a little savagery.

Name: Darnell Savage
School: University of Maryland
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 198 lbs

2018 stat line: 12 games, 52 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 4 interceptions, 2 passes defensed

Combine results: 4.36 40-yard dash, 11 bench press reps, 39.5” vertical, 126” broad, 7.03 3-cone, 4.14 short shuttle

As the Cowboys look to complete their defense after a strong showing in 2018, safety is one area they are looking to upgrade. Xavier Woods showed...

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RJ Ochoa

Randall Cobb is excited to help bring a championship to the Cowboys

If Randall Cobb can deliver, Cowboys fans will be ecstatic.

Thursday was a fun day around the world of sports as the NCAA Tournament officially kicked off.

It meant more than that to the Dallas Cowboys though as they officially inked their newest wide receiver, Randall Cobb, to a contract. It’s never official until pen meets paper as they say, and it can’t be undone now.

It’s Go Time! #CowboyNation pic.twitter.com/Oy4gdSqtBC

— Randall Cobb (@rcobb18) March 21, 2019

Cobb is indeed...

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