The Chicago Bears had used all their picks but still wanted Cox, and were angling to sign him after the draft. They were on the phone with Cox talking turkey when another team cut into the call.
?I was literally about to sign (with Chicago). I had the paperwork ready and was about to set that all up,? Cox said as per Matt Vautour of gazettenet.com. ?They put me on hold for a second. That?s when New York called and it was Coughlin. He said ?we?re going to draft you in a couple seconds here.??