Cowboys come to terms with Wiley, Edwards, Larrimore
Friday, July 14th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
(Dallas)- The Cowboys have agreed to terms with running back Michael Wiley, a fifth-round pick, cornerback Mario Edwards, a sixth-round pick and Kareem Larrimore, the team's fourth-round selection.
Wiley, a running back at Ohio State, spent his freshman season as a receiver. The Cowboys drafted him to be a slot receiver, but after the first mini-camp they began working him primarily at running back.
Wiley rushed for 2,951 yards and 27 touchdowns as a running back at Ohio State. He also had 56 receptions.
"With the receivers we've got, we could say we're in pretty good shape, but Wiley gives us a big-play guy," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after drafting Wiley. "We couldn't pass him up."
Edwards, who played at Florida State, and Larrimore, of West Texas A&M, will compete for playing time in the Cowboys' revamped secondary.