Dallas Cowboys: 3 rookies who will have an immediate impact in ’21

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Dallas Cowboys Rookie No. 2: Jabril Cox, LB

Plain and simple, Jabril Cox is a bad man that can absolutely play. Dallas lucked out and got the proverbial steal of the draft by drafting Cox in the fourth round because Cox clearly has first round talent.

To say Cox can’t come in and make an immediate impact like his fellow teammate did as rookie-Leighton Vander Esch-is a slap in the face to Cox’s athleticism and talent. What separates Cox from rookie teammate-Micah Parsons-is that Cox is more well rounded and can cover tight ends and running backs. Can I get an Amen!

Cox’s college career started at North Dakota State and ended at powerhouse LSU- where he earned the title of captain. At LSU, Cox had 26 pass deflections to go with nine interceptions. Cox’s ability to be well rounded will at least make him a valuable sub who gets plenty of snaps.

That’s impactful in itself, and if LVE goes down with an injury, well just remember how MLB player Wally Pipp lost his starting job to the great Lou Gehrig.

Think about it: Cox had to be a really good player to leave a small program like NDS where he won three FCS championships to become an elite player and captain at LSU! That speaks volumes about Cox’s ability and leadership!