Eddie George signed a one year deal with Dallas. He'll have a base salary of $660,000, and a bonus of 1.54 million. With incentives, his total compensation can reach $3 mil.
Word is that George and Jones will split time in the backfield, so that the pressure doesn't all fall on the rookie.
Does this change anyone's opinion of how we'll do against the Cowboys in week 1? I think it will help Dallas a little bit. They'll have a veteran presence in the backfield that is less likely to get rattled by the crowd noise than a rookie. However, last season, Eddie George put up numbers similar to what Troy Hambrick did for Dallas last year. He was once a great runner, but now I think that he's far enough along on the downside of his career that we won't have to do anything more to stop him than what we would do normally. In other words, he's not going to bring anything special.