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Veteran Back George Signs One-Year Deal with Cowbo

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Veteran Back George Signs One-Year Deal with Cowboys

Fri Jul 23, 2004 03:26 PM ET

DALLAS (Reuters) - The Dallas Cowboys signed running back Eddie George to a one-year, $2.2 million deal on Friday, adding a steady veteran to a young and unproven backfield.

George, 30, had been released earlier this week by the Tennessee Titans after a salary dispute. He is the all-time rushing leader for the franchise, surpassing 10,000 yards in his eight seasons with the team.

George told a press conference he was excited to join Cowboys coach Bill Parcells.

"He has taken teams that were tinkering with success and mediocrity and made them into champions," George said.

The Cowboys said the deal includes a $660,000 base salary and a $1.54 million bonus for reporting to training camp. Incentives could push the deal to over $4.5 million.

A former Heisman Trophy winner named to the Pro Bowl four times, George has not missed a start in 128 games but in recent seasons has been affected by injuries.

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