Though a formality, Antwaun Woods will put pen to paper to stay in silver and blue.
Mickey Spagnola of the Dallas Cowboys‘ official web site famous in his newest column the veteran defensive sort out is predicted to signal his exclusive-rights tender “quickly.”
As soon as official, Woods will earn $750,000 for the 2020 marketing campaign earlier than hitting restricted free company subsequent March, barring a long-term (and unlikely) extension.
A former undrafted free agent, Woods began 10 video games for the Cowboys final season, ending with 23 tackles. His 12 months was marred by a December arrest for possession of marijuana over two ounces, tampering with proof, and possession of paraphernalia.
Woods, who additionally battled a knee damage in 2019, is topic to NFL self-discipline for the arrest. However as a result of he’s a first-time offender and the league scaled again punishment for marijuana-related offenses within the new Collective Bargaining Settlement, he’s unlikely to be suspended.
Woods joined Dallas in 2015 and began 15 video games as the first nostril sort out, amassing 34 tackles and 1.5 sacks. The 27-year-old started his skilled profession with the Tennessee Titans, who signed the 6-foot-1, 310-pound defender as an undrafted free agent out of USC.
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It’s protected to say Woods’ days as a starter, at the least with Dallas, are over, barring damage. The membership fully remade its defensive depth chart over the offseason, bringing aboard veteran linemen Gerald McCoy, Dontari Poe, and Aldon Smith. In addition they used a third-round choose on DT Neville Gallimore and a fifth-rounder on DE Bradlee Anae.
These, the countermoves after dropping beginning DL Robert Quinn (Chicago Bears), Maliek Collins (Las Vegas Raiders), and Christian Covington (Denver Broncos) in free company.
The logjam being what it’s, Woods ought to settle in as a main backup behind Poe, manning the nostril for brand spanking new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. Assuming he makes the ultimate squad, after all.
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