Sep 22, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys J.J. Wilcox (27) runs with the ball after an interception against the St. Louis Rams at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys' J.J. Wilcox the favorite for the starting safety job opposite Barry Church


The Dallas Cowboys are still looking to shore up their secondary, and have another defensive coordinator trying to sort it out this season. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones thinks J.J. Wilcox could be a starter at safety already on the roster, sparing them from needing to address the position in the draft.

“My thoughts are that he’s really got a chance, if he goes back to playing like he had been in training camp and how he was playing toward the end of the year, to really be the guy opposite [Barry Church],” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “Now that’s not to discount what Heath did, I think he did a really nice job there and really filled in well for us. I think he’d make a great third safety for us. Obviously, he does a great job for Rich Bisaccia there as well.

“Then, we got Jakar Hamilton as well as, I know everybody kind of smirks, but one day if Matt Johnson stays healthy, then we’ll finally get to look at him. Hopefully, Matt’s going to prove a lot of people wrong and stay healthy and be the guy we thought we drafted there two years ago.”

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