Cowboys Roster: What Does Dallas Have In Damien Wilson?

    As fans, we have fell accustomed to forgetting about the team's late round draft selections. While the team has consistently hit in the top rounds, the later rounds have left us with the likes of J.J Wilcox, and .

    However, this past draft, the 127th overall pick left us with Minnesota – who drew plenty of hype throughout .

    The hype around Wilson led fans to believe that the Cowboys were in good position at linebacker while served his initial four game to start the season. Yet, in this stretch through the first three weeks of the season, Wilson saw just 2 defensive snaps.

    The following week in New Orleans, Wilson saw extended time in the final game Dallas played without McClain. While he took 30 snaps in total, the only one fans and coaches will remember is this one:

    While it is easy to blame Wilson for this blown coverage that leads to an easy game-winning touchdown, it was not completely his fault. On the previously play, was ran off the field with an . This means, with the Saints operating quickly, that Wilson was put on the field late and Dallas got stuck in their base look.

    Just take a look at all this confusion just moments before the snap on the defensive side of the ball, and then decide if all the blame should go on #57.

    Cowboys Blog - Draft Questions: What do the Cowboys have in Damien Wilson?

    Apparently this play was damaging enough for Wilson not to see a single snap defensively the rest of the season. His rookie campaign that started with so much promise ended with 32 snaps, 30 of which came in one week 4 game.

    I bring all of this up because, while I have been one of the biggest advocates for the Cowboys drafting in the upcoming , it's important to remember that the team should still have something exciting in Damien Wilson.

    While drafting Jack would already not be considered a major need based pick, Wilson may give them enough to consider addressing other areas of the – such as the front with or with .

    Here is just a little bit of what Wilson can do, from his final collegiate season:

    If Wilson pans out, the Cowboys 2015 draft class may be one of their most complete in years. has all the makings of a future star, while has also shown that potential in college and in limited time during this season.

    Should both players take a step up next year along with Wilson, and if the Cowboys look to start pick at any point, the team's first four selections from 2015 would all be very nice additions.

    Taking this momentum into the upcoming 2016 draft will be pivotal, as the Cowboys have all the pieces to put together another solid draft and build a nucleus of young talent for years to come.

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    Sean Martin
    Sean Martin
    Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.


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    RJ Ochoa

    Those TC days feel like so long ago…

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    Bryson T

    Yes they do, RJ. I still think Wilson needs an honest shot here. He's got solid potential.

    RJ Ochoa

    Those TC days feel like so long ago…

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