With second-year defensive back Byron Jones moving to free safety full time and Barry Church staying put at strong safety, J.J. Wilcox could be competing for a roster spot in training camp this year.
Wilcox welcomes the challenge.
“It's competition. It's the way the business goes. It's the way of the world,” Wilcox said, per Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN Dallas. “You have to go out and put your best foot down and maybe on film and every time the camera is on. So, like I said, there's competition all over the field, the strong safety spot, free safety spot. Still, you never know what might happen because of OTAs and camp. So, I'm going to do my best from the beginning from the start."
Rather than looking around at his competition/teammates, Wilcox is focused on himself going into organized team activities next week.
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"I think I have to get better,” Wilcox said. “Like I said, I'm still learning the position. This is my fifth year playing it. I've been playing offense all of my life. So, I think I have a lot of upside. So, I just have to keep learning the game, study hard on the film, just be more consistent in open-field tackling and being the best safety that I can be."
Wilcox finished 2015 with 53 tackles, an interception and three passes broken up.