SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) Former Georgia Southern standout J.J. Wilcox is ready for his sophomore season in the NFL.
His rookie year was full of highs and lows on and off the football field. After being taken by the Dallas Cowboys in the 3rd round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Wilcox was impressive during training camp. Cowboys officials were close to naming him a starter, but Wilcox’s mother would pass away in mid-August after a long battle with lupus. Wilcox spent several days at home in Cairo, Georgia and miss valuable practice time.
While still mourning the loss of his mother, Wilcox would return to the team. By Week 3, Wilcox was named the Cowboys starting safety. However, after five games as the starter, Wilcox would hurt his knee in practice. Wilcox would miss several weeks and finished the season as a backup.
J.J. Wilcox finished his rookie season with 38 tackles and one pass breakup.
As the 2014 season nears, Wilcox figures to be a starter on the Dallas defense. He’s exicted and ready for year #2 in the NFL.
“My main goal this offseason was to get in there and get on that playbook,” says Wilcox. “The coaching staff and players around me have helped me out a lot. They’ve slowed the game down for me and helped me understand where I need to be on the field and how teams are going to try to attack us.”
This article is originally from WJCL (Savannah, Ga.) by