When the Cowboys selected J.J Wilcox with the 80th pick, I did not have a huge problem with the pick, per se. The problem lied in the Cowboys passing on better safeties with their first three picks in the draft.
The Cowboys secondary was in dire need of help, and many thought that with the Cowboys' good draft position they could select the safety of the future. The Cowboys passed on Matt Elam, Johnathan Cyprien and D.J. Swearinger en route to taking Travis Frederick and Gavin Escobar. Wilcox could develop into a good safety in time, but with a pressing need now, the Cowboys might have waited too long to take their guy.