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  1. J.J. Wilcox emerging as starter

    Calvin Watkins

    The Cowboys didn't address the safety position in the first two days of the NFL draft. On Day 3, the Cowboys selected safety Ahmad Dixon from Baylor in the seventh round. He's viewed more of a special-teams player but there is the potential to mov...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  2. Ahmad Dixon shows off his emotional side

    Calvin Watkins

    Getting drafted by an NFL team is a dream for, if not all, by many players. When the Cowboys selected Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon in the seventh round on Saturday afternoon, the emotion flowed. Dixon couldn't talk to Cowboys owner/general manager...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Chip Kelly talks about finding fits

    Calvin Watkins

    The free-agency period has been pretty good for the Eagles with their trade for running back Darren Sproles, signing of safety Malcolm Jenkins and the re-signing of five of their own players. But coach Chip Kelly hasn't been around to address what...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  4. Final Exam: Find a short-term free agent

    Calvin Watkins

    Last season, the Cowboys signed linebacker Justin Durant and safety Will Allen as short-term solutions at key positions for the defense. This offseason, with little money to use for free agents, the Cowboys won't become big players on the market, ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  5. Several injured players back at practice

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys keep receiving good news regarding most of their injured players. Wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), safety J.J. Wilcox (knee), cornerback Morris Claiborne (hamstring), defensive end DeMarcus Ware (thigh), and def...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  6. Cowboys work out 16 players

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys worked out 16 players Tuesday, with the biggest name among them being safety Michael Huff. Others who worked out: Defensive backs Jordan Pugh, Nick Saenz, George Baker, T.J. Heath and Brandon Hughes. The offensive l...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  7. Cowboys players react to Riley Cooper slur

    Calvin Watkins

    OXNARD, Calif. -- Cowboys starting safeties Will Allen and Barry Church said that a racial slur used by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper, caught on video during a concert, will make him a target of other players. "Absolutely. I'm jus...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  8. Sore tooth keeps Barry Church out of practice

    Calvin Watkins

    OXNARD, Calif. -- Players miss practice for a variety of reasons. For Cowboys safety Barry Church, a bad tooth was the culprit Monday. Apparently the tooth has been bothering Church for a few weeks and it kept him out of Monday's session. J.J. Wil...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  9. Injury Report: Ben Bass hurts ankle and Matt Johnson hurts knee

    Calvin Watkins

    OXNARD, Calif. -- The Dallas Cowboys saw two young players get nicked up during Friday's practice session. Defensive tackle/end Ben Bass hurt his ankle toward the end of practice and safety Matt Johnson jammed his knee after picking off a pass. J...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  10. Cowboys draft safety JJ Wilcox in third round

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys concluded the second day of the draft by selecting strong safety J.J. Wilcox from Georgia Southern in the third round on Friday night. Wilcox was the first defensive player taken by the Cowboys in the draft. ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  11. Danny McCray earns pay bonus from NFL

    Calvin Watkins

    PHOENIX -- The NFL released it's annual performance-based pay program list that compensates players for playing time based on their salaries. Dallas Cowboys safety Danny McCray earned a team-high $236,316 in extra money. McCray's base salary was ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  12. Who will be the next to go?

    Calvin Watkins

    After the Cowboys released three players Monday -- the biggest name being safety Gerald Sensabaugh -- who might be the next player to be sent packing from Valley Ranch? We look at four possibilities: 1. Marcus Spears. A valued member of the ...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  13. Cowboys free agents: Eric Frampton

    Calvin Watkins

    Eric Frampton Position: Safety Type: Unrestricted Summary: Frampton was the first of several veteran players signed off the market during the season because to injuries. Frampton was able to play some corner but was mainly a safety. He pick...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  14. Cowboys keep medical staff busy

    Calvin Watkins

    When the Cowboys' season ended, they had 11 players on injured reserve and rookie safety Matt Johnson on the reserve/injured returnable list. Rookie wide receiver Danny Coale was on the practice squad reserve/injured list. It was a busy year fo...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  15. Practice report: No Felix Jones, DeMarcus Ware

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys had eight players listed on the first injury report of the week. Running back Felix Jones (bruised knee), outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (flu), center Phil Costa (ankle), safety Matt Johnson (hamstring), defensive e...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  16. Eric Frampton gets hard hat

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Each week, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett hands out a hard hat award to players who do an outstanding job on Sundays. In the Carolina game, safety Eric Frampton earned the special teams hard hat award. In 18 special team snaps, Framp...

    Blog | October 23, 2012