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Week 3 Outlook
The Vikings are signing former Cowboys safety Xavier Woods to a one-year deal.
The contract is worth up to $2.25 million. Woods should be a good fit in Minnesota's defense, which wasn't as sharp as usual in 2020.
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.