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Stephen Jones: Cowboys Hoping Kyle Wilber Will Earn Starting Spot in 2013

Wilber was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 draft

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Stephen Jones: Cowboys Hoping Kyle Wilber Will Earn Starting Spot in 2013

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The Dallas Cowboys may be looking to Kyle Wilber, a fourth round pick a year ago, to start at strong-side linebacker in 2013.

Cowboys’ executive vice president Stephen Jones told reporters at the NFL Owners Meetings this week that he and the rest of the brass here in Dallas are expecting major strides from the Wake Forest product next year. Wilber was inactive for six games in his rookie season--two of them because of a thumb injury--and ended up recording just nine tackles. Three of those were on defense, while six came on special teams.

Apparently though, Jones has seen enough to expect big things out of Wilber next year.

I think it’s time for Kyle Wilber to step up,” Jones said, per the team’s official website. “There’s a lot of things we liked about him last year, and we’re hoping that he can step up and take that challenge.”

The other two starting linebacker spots in Monte Kiffin’s 4-3 will be filled by Sean Lee and Bruce Carter, both of whom missed major time last year with injuries.

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