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S Donovan Wilson Facing Challenging 2nd Year Without Preseason Games

The is where younger players and veterans trying to earn roster spots really showcase what they can do. Last season, a certain young , , took the Cowboys fan base by storm after he was selected in the . He led all players with three interceptions and was set to challenge former Cowboys safety for the starting role opposite .

Unfortunately for Wilson, he suffered an ankle just before the season which slowed all of his momentum from the preseason. He would appear in 11 games but only registered two tackles. This season, Wilson was supposed to seriously challenge for a starting role, but the current pandemic canceled practices in the spring and later saw the elimination of preseason games for 2020.

Now, unlike last season, Wilson will only have practices to earn his spot on this year's roster. Standing in his way are and . The former is trying to rekindle his All-Pro/ form from his days with the under new Cowboys and earn another payday, while the latter just recently resigned with the team on a two-year, $2.8 million dollar deal to add more depth.

Wilson could very well get added competition from veteran Chidobe Awuzie who might see a transition to safety in an attempt to keep the ball in front of him after having issues getting his head around in 2019.

Wilson also has excellent versatility. During his collegiate days at Texas A&M, he played nickel cornerback in addition to safety. In his last three seasons with the Aggies, he recorded eight interceptions, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. This makes him a perfect candidate to compete for snaps under new who's hybrid scheme will be geared toward takeaways, something the Cowboys lacked in 2019.

Now it's just a matter of if Wilson can make his training camp reps count enough to get significant playing time this season.

 

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Gary b

Yea I’ve been harping on D. Wilson for a while now. The cowboys really really need some playmakers in the secondary, as they are sorely lacking in turnovers every yr. Wilson looks like a guy that could provide that, and I would like to see the cowboys find a way to get him on the field.

Elinor Horton

I agree!

Elinor Horton

I hope Donavon Wilson will get a lot of playing time with the Dallas Cowboys. He is a great add to the team.

William

Give Wilson a chance the man is good , jumping routes to get his interceptions. Go Wilson Go.

Cowboys fan

I’ve been wantin Donovan Wilson to get the starting strong safety job since I seen we drafted him!! He had more interceptions just in the preseason than any other cowboy DB did through the whole season!! I think the old coaches were trying to play him at free safety and that’s just not where he is at his best, he’s not bad at that position, but he’s at his best as a strong safety!! Let’s hope these new coaches see his potential and at the very least give him more playing time!!

William

Donavon wilson is a hidden gem i think coach macarthy will use him.

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