DALLAS - JANUARY 02: Wide receiver Mike Wallace #2 of the Mississippi Rebels makes a pass reception against Jamar Wall #3 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the AT&T Cotton Bowl on January 2, 2009 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Dallas Cowboys agreed to terms on a four-year deal with sixth round selection Jamar Wall on Wednesday. A defensive back out of Texas Tech--and a Plainview native--Wall figures to compete with Cletis Gordon and Bryan McCann for the fourth cornerback spot.
Wall lacks top shelf speed, but is a good coverage corner with above-average ball skills. In his senior year at Texas Tech, he started 13 games, posting 58 tackles, 15 pass break-ups and two interceptions. His year concluded with defensive MVP honors at the Alamo Bowl.
And, not for nothing, it should be noted that Wall has experience covering some highly skilled receivers--including Michael Crabtree, in practice at Tech, and new teammate Dez Bryant.
With the agreement, only three selections remain out of the fold--the aforementioned Bryant, second rounder Sean Lee, and supplemental pick Josh Brent. Though it's likely that these three will be signed in short order, it's equally likely that the negotiations will cause at least Lee and Bryant to miss a few practices.
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