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Wilcox Fills Cowboys' Needs At Safety As Third Round Selection


IRVING, Texas – With three offensive picks already in the barn, the Cowboys turned to defense by selecting Georgia Southern safety J.J. Wilcox with the 80th pick of the NFL draft.

Dallas selected Wilcox (6-0, 213) with their second selection of Friday's third round – just six picks after Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams.


Safety was widely regarded as one of the Cowboys' biggest needs heading into this draft, and Wilcox fit that need after a strong showing in 2012, in which he amassed 88 tackles as a 13 game starter for Georgia Southern.

Wilcox actually spent time at both wide receiver and running back before making the switch to defense prior to the 2012 season.

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