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Notebook: JJ on the big stage
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AT&T stadium at the start of an NFL football game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys won 36-31. Former Georgia Southern Eagle J.J. Wilcox made his debut with the Cowboys in the game, which was nationally televised. - photo by Associated Press
It didn’t really hit J.J. Wilcox until he was lined up at strong safety against the New York Giants — this is a dream come true. Wilcox, a former Georgia Southern Eagle who was drafted in the third round last spring by the Dallas Cowboys, played in his first NFL game on Sunday as the Cowboys escaped with a season opening 36-31 win over the visiting Giants. Wilcox was heavily involved on special-teams plays, but wasn’t too nervous, even on the opening kickoff.