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Cowboys take Tech CB Wall

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas addressed its need for secondary depth by drafting Texas Tech cornerback Jamar Wall with its second sixth-round pick.

The Cowboys have a pair of Pro Bowl cornerbacks in Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins and a solid slot man in Orlando Scandrick, but Alan Ball was the team's fourth corner last year. Ball is projected to start at free safety, and the Cowboys would like for him to be able to focus on one position.

The 5-10, 204-pound Wall was a three-year starter at Tech, where he had nine career interceptions. He won't be intimidated by NFL competition after battling Michael Crabtree for a few years in practice and receivers like Dez Bryant on Saturdays.