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Cowboys re-sign linebacker Kyle Wilber

Linebacker and special teams player Kyle Wilbur, right, will return to the Dallas Cowboys next season.
Linebacker and special teams player Kyle Wilbur, right, will return to the Dallas Cowboys next season. Star-Telegram

The Dallas Cowboys re-signed linebacker Kyle Wilber and offensive tackle Charles Brown on Friday.

Wilber, 26, is mostly known for his special teams play, serving on the kickoff return, kickoff coverage, punt return and punt coverage teams. He also has flexibility on the defensive side, providing depth to the linebacker corps and having the ability to put his hand down and rush the passer, if needed.

Wilber, a 2012 fourth-round pick out of Wake Forest, was credited with 27 tackles, one tackle for loss and four quarterback pressures last season, according to the coaches' breakdown. He also tied for the team lead with nine special teams' tackles.

Brown, meanwhile, joined the Cowboys in the second week of the season last year, and served as the team's swing tackle. The 28-year-old will have competition for that position next season, though, with Chaz Green recovered from hip surgery that derailed his rookie season.

As free agency looms, the owner says there are reasons he may want the controversial defensive end back with Dallas. (Video by Clarence Hill)

At the NFL combine, Jones discussed the possibility of drafting a running back early this year.

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