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Week 17 Outlook
Cowboys' HC Mike McCarthy said Thursday that he expects FS Xavier Woods (groin) to play at "full capacity" in the team's Week 1 matchup with the Rams.
Woods was not listed on the original injury report, but missed over a week of practice due to a groin injury. He is expected to be all systems go for Sunday’s Week 1 matchup against the Rams. Woods will serve as the Cowboys’ starting FS and is currently 63rd among all defensive backs in the latest expert consensus rankings for Week 1.
Xavier Woods racked up three solo tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble during Monday’s win over the Giants.
Woods is third on the team with 42 total tackles through Week 9. He is worth a roster spot in deeper IDP leagues only.
Xavier Woods put up 11 total tackles and a forced fumble during Sunday’s win over the New York Giants.
Woods is only worth adding in super deep IDP leagues, but in most cases, he should be left on waivers. Keep an eye on the Cowboys defense this season, there could be a few IDP superstars emerging.
ESPN reporter Todd Archer is reporting that Cowboys safety Xavier Woods could miss the season opener with a hamstring injury. It’s the same hamstring he injured last season.
Woods sustained the injury in Saturday’s preseason game against the Bengals while making a diving attempt at an interception. He is the team’s starter at free safety when healthy. The safety position has been a weak spot for the Cowboys who also lost backup Jameill Showers in the game to a torn ACL. Dallas may have interest in veteran George Iloka who was released by the Bengals on Sunday. Of course, there have been rumors all offseason that the Cowboys could trade for disgruntled Seahawks safety Earl Thomas.
The Dallas Morning News asks if free safety Xavier Woods will win the free safety job or if the team will trade for Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas.
The Cowboys started a youth movement in the defensive backfield during the offseason, and the Thomas trade chatter will continue to be a major storyline as the team enters camp. Woods, 22, had 33 solo tackles and one pick in 2017. The second-year pro spent the entire offseason as the first-team defense starting free safety. Bringing Thomas over from Seattle in a trade would reunite the star safety with former Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richards, who is now coaching the Cowboys' defensive backs.