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Cowboys S Donovan Wilson Caps off Excellent Preseason With Third Interception

is making the look extremely smart for taking him in the of this past April's . The former Texas A&M Aggie has been all over the field in coverage showing range, great awareness, and excellent ball skills.

It all started in the first game against the 49ers nearly three weeks ago. C.J. Beathard did his best to look off Wilson but he read his eyes and didn't budge and sat on the route making an interception. Even though it was just his first bit of game action, and with limited reps, Wilson opened a lot of eyes as to what he could potentially bring to the table.

In last Saturday's game against the Texans, he set the twitter universe on fire with a toe tap interception along the sideline late in the game. This particular play in the below combined the aforementioned awareness and ball skills all in one. Not only does he do an excellent job of high pointing the ball but he almost simultaneously looks down to make sure his feet are in bounds. This was a display of god-given natural instincts.

In last night's preseason finale Wilson did it once again as he recorded his third interception in the last several weeks. This has gone a long way to dispelling the pre-draft notion that his ball skills might not transfer to the next level. Three interceptions in four games while on limited reps sounds tasty to me.

Most people expect Wilson to lineup opposite sometime in the near future. For now, I'd bet on still being the starter at the start of the season but I feel like his days are numbered. In just a few preseason games Wilson is already showing the ball-hawking type of style that has been missing from the Cowboys for a long time.

The Cowboys are no stranger to picking safeties in the sixth round, though, as they've done so in three of the last four drafts. In 2016, was selected and has developed into a solid backup and contributor. A year later, they struck gold with current starter Xavier Woods who's on his way to stardom. Now they have a diamond in the rough with Wilson who's ceiling has no boundaries.

There's no doubt Wilson makes the final cuts on Saturday, I mean let's face it, he's too good not to. If the continued progress remains as is look for Wilson to join Woods as the leaders of the safety core very soon, as in sometime during the .

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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