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J.J. Wilcox | Defensive Back

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Georgia Southern
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Cowboys rookie FS J.J. Wilcox suffered a knee injury in Thursday's practice, and is in danger of missing Week 8.
According to, the team is "fearing" an MCL sprain, but that it appears Wilcox has avoided a season-ending injury. Either way, he can be all but ruled out for Week 8, leaving the Cowboys' pass defense even more under-manned. Undrafted rookie Jeff Heath will start if Wilcox can't go. It's a boost for Matthew Stafford and the Lions. Thu, Oct 24, 2013 04:56:00 PM

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Third-round rookie J.J. Wilcox will start at free safety for the Cowboys against the Rams on Sunday.

Will Allen played all 132 snaps at free safety the first two weeks. According to Pro Football Focus, he's allowed seven catches for 163 yards and two touchdowns in his coverage. Wilcox is extremely raw and has played just six snaps this season. He can't be any worse than Allen. Jared Cook could be in for a monster day over the deep middle. Cook is our No. 6 tight end this week.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 09:09:00 AM

Cowboys signed No. 80 overall pick SS J.J. Wilcox to a four-year contract.

A running back and receiver for his first three years at small-school Georgia Southern, Wilcox has just one year of experience on defense. There was some initial thought he could compete for a starting job, but DBs coach Jerome Henderson has called him "light years" away from being an NFL contributor. In other words, it was another questionable pick by owner/GM Jerry Jones, and Wilcox will likely focus on special teams as a rookie.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Cowboys DBs coach Jerome Henderson admits third-round SS J.J. Wilcox is "light years" away from being an NFL contributor.

A previous report had Wilcox competing to start as a rookie, but winning a first-string job would be stunning. "Light years. Light years," Henderson said. "You have that coupled with the fact that the league he played in. He jumped into this league with only one year at the job." Wilcox was a defensive back for just one year at Georgia Southern. He's another Cowboys project.
Fri, May 10, 2013 06:25:00 PM

Cowboys third-round S J.J. Wilcox will get a chance to compete for a starting job.

If the season started today, Barry Church, who tore his right Achilles' in September, and Matt Johnson, who missed all of last season because of hamstring injuries, would be the starters. Even if Wilcox doesn't earn the job in camp, the injury histories of Johnson and Church bode well for Wilcox's chances of cracking the starting lineup at some point in the 2013 season.
Sat, May 4, 2013 10:48:00 AM

Cowboys selected Georgia Southern S J.J Wilcox with the No. 80 overall pick.

The Cowboys could have solidified their hole at safety in the first round, but reached for C Travis Frederick instead of Matt Elam. Now they settle for Wilcox, a 6-foot, 213-pounder that played tailback and slot receiver his first three seasons at Georgia Southern before converting to strong safety as a senior and intercepting two passes as a 13-game starter. He ran 4.57 at the Combine with a 35-inch vertical and 10-foot-4 broad jump. Described as a "215-pound safety with corner feet" by NFL Network's Mike Mayock, Wilcox figures to open his career on special teams but could grow into a starter.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 09:36:00 PM

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