The Cowboys filled one of the positions they prioritized for this draft, taking Georgia Southern safety J.J. Wilcox with their second pick in the third round Friday night.
Wilcox, 6-0 and 215, will join a safety group that looked like one of the most vulnerable on the roster, manned only by a fourth-year undrafted free agent, Barry Church; a second-year player who didn’t play as a rookie, Matt Johnson; and a veteran free agent signee, Will Allen.
Wilcox was actually a receiver his first three seasons at Georgia Southern. He both carried the ball and caught it, but moved last year to the defensive secondary and had two interceptions.
-- Carlos Mendez