Dallas Cowboys 2013 Draft: Cowboys Select S J.J. Wilcox With Pick 80

Joe Robbins

And now the Cowboys get their safety to add to the rotation.

With their second selection in seven picks, the Cowboys have added a safety to the fold. J.J. Wilcox is one of the best athletic values in the draft. He hails from Georgia Southern and has only played one season at the safety position. Don't let that fool you, because he seemed to fit right in.

Wilcox is a convert from wide receiver, but really shined at the Senior Bowl where his athleticism was top notch. That shouldn't be a surprise, because he's also a kick returner who averaged 25.5 yards an attempt last year.

The reaction in the Cowboys War Room when the Steelers passed on him for Markus Wheaton might have been the happiest we've seen Stephen Jones and Jason Garrett over the last 48 hours. Monte Kiffin has gotten his player on Day Two.

Mickey Spagnola says that the Cowboys had a second round grade on the safety, like they did on Terrance Williams.

Wilcox stands a solid 6'0" and weighs 200 lbs, while running a 4.5 40-yard dash. He joins the position group with Matt Johnson, Barry Church, Will Allen and Sterling Moore.

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