Cowboys go defense for sixth pick in a row, take Jabril Cox

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Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said last month that the focus of change for the Cowboys this year will be on the defensive side of the ball and their draft choices have backed up that comment.

The Cowboys took linebacker Jabril Cox with the 115th pick of the draft. Cox is the sixth pick for the Cowboys this year and all six of them have been defensive players for new coordinator Dan Quinn to work with this season.

It is the first time in franchise history that the Cowboys have picked defensive players with their first six picks. Linebacker Micah Parsons, cornerback Kelvin Joseph, defensive tackle Osa Odighizuwa, defensive end Chauncey Golston, and cornerback Nahshon Wright were picked before Cox.

Cox transferred from North Dakota State to LSU and played one season for the Tigers. He had 58 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, one sack, three interceptions, and an interception return for a touchdown.

5 responses to “Cowboys go defense for sixth pick in a row, take Jabril Cox

  1. This looks like a lost draft for the Cowboys…great intentions, not so great picks…board didn’t fall their way and they didn’t make anything happen for themselves…

  2. digilat7 says:
    May 1, 2021 at 1:05 pm
    This looks like a lost draft for the Cowboys…great intentions, not so great picks…board didn’t fall their way and they didn’t make anything happen for themselves…

    There hasn’t even been the last pick of the draft, let alone a single snap of practice or play and typical haters saying it’s lost cause. SMDH

  3. There draft is terrible. Wasted pick on a head case and picks after him were atrocious. Rush defense was terrible because of garbage undersized dtackles. They draft more edge and undersized dtackles. Parsons has promise, that’s it.

  4. didn’t realize we had so many experts in NFL drafting knowledge that probably don’t work in that field

  5. Cox is a great pickup. If the defensive change is to add LB and DB size/speed, then mission accomplished.
    Very neutral on the DL pickups but I hope I’m pleasantly surprised.

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