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May 05, 2012

Kyle Wilber has shown his "motor" during rookie minicamp

Linebacker Kyle Wilber demonstrated the “motor” coaches rave about during Saturday morning's workout.

“He's a hard-playing demon,” said linebackers coach Matt Eberflus, intentionally using the term to describe the former Wake Forest Demon Deacon. “That's what he is. He showed that in this practice. He's stronger at the point than we thought he was.”

Wilber, who had 25 reps in the 225-pound bench press at the combine, is expected to compete for time at strongside linebacker, behind Anthony Spencer. The Cowboys' 3-4 scheme seems to be good fit for him.

At Wake Forest, Wilber played 21/2 seasons as a defensive end and the remainder of his career at outside linebacker. So, he is familiar with coverage schemes.

He also played on three special teams squads in college and said he would be more than happy to make that contribution here.

 “I know I can be a special teams player,” Wilber said. “And I can give competition to the veteran players, push them and make them better. And if the coaches feel I can play, then that decision is up to them.”

-- John Henry



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Wilbur, is sounding pretty exciting, but what about Crawford?

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