Archive for Saturday, July 24, 2004

George to play for Cowboys

Ex-Titans running back agrees to one-year contract

July 24, 2004


— Eddie George agreed to a contract with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday, just two days after being released by the Tennessee Titans.

"He's a great fit for us, and he will complement an offense that will be about power running," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said.

George signed a one-year deal that includes an immediate $1.5 million bonus, which was about what the Titans wanted to pay him for the entire season. Add in his base salary and easily reachable incentives and he could make upward of $4.5 million, more than he would have made under his previous deal with Tennessee.

George also is motivated to raise his market value when he becomes a free agent again next season.

George was cut Wednesday, at his request, after he rejected Tennessee's final bid. He left the Titans after eight seasons and more than 10,000 yards.

"I see this team coming up on the rise," George said at a news conference introducing him. "There was a lot of places to look at, but I see that Dallas is committed to the run, and I think I can help with that."

George's only free-agent visit was to Dallas.

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