Sources: George, Cowboys close to 1-year deal
03:55 PM CDT on Thursday, July 22, 2004
By JEAN-JACQUES TAYLOR / The Dallas Morning News
IRVING -- Former Tennessee running back Eddie George is close to agreeing to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Cowboys that would include many incentives, two sources said Thursday.
George, who never missed a game in eight seasons with the Titans, was released by Tennessee on Wednesday as a salary cap casualty. George, who turns 31 in September, rejected the Titans' latest offer and asked for his release Monday.
George and his representative Lamont Smith will meet the Cowboys on Friday, Smith said.
The Titans wanted George back, but at a reduced salary. The team's final offer was $1.5 million in base salary - considerably less than the $4.25 million he expected to make this season.
George's production slipped in recent years. In 2000, he ran for 1,509 yards, averaging 3.7 yards per carry. Last season, his average fell to 3.3 yards as he rushed for 1,031 yards.
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