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Cowboys Say They're "Comfortable" at Safety

Dallas passed on safeties Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor in the first round

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    The Dallas Cowboys selected one safety in this weekend’s draft, in Baylor’s Ahmad Dixon in the seventh round, but executive vice president Stephen Jones says the team is content at that position.

    If they had wanted, the Cowboys could’ve had their pick of Louisville’s Calvin Pryor and Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, the two safeties who were linked to the team through countless mocks leading up to the draft. But instead, the team went with Notre Dame lineman Zack Martin in the first round.

    Clinton-Dix, Pryor and Northern Illinois’ Jimmie Ward were predictably off the board when the Cowboys’ pick came around in round two.

    After that we kind of felt like we were getting a lot of what we had,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We like J.J. [Wilcox] and we like [Barry] Church. We like [Jeff] Heath. We’ll just see how these guys play out. We got a little bit on the come on Jakar [Hamilton] obviously, and see what Matt Johnson does. I feel pretty comfortable there. More comfortable than probably people from the outside looking in.”

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