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NFL | Former player says tackling an issue

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 05:58:26 -0700

Former NFL SS Darren Woodson said that players in the league today are not good tacklers. Woodson feels players are looking to make big plays rather than display proper technique. "Look at the Packers and how they tackle," Woodson said. "They are terrible. It's the worst I've ever seen in my life. I love Charles Woodson, but it's either the spectacular play or the guy's getting an extra six or seven yards. They are all trying to make that big play."

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Cowboys | Team could re-sign Woodson - if they make the playoffs

Sat, 31 Dec 2005 16:10:12 -0800

Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports the Dallas Cowboys may re-sign retired S Darren Woodson, if they make the NFC playoffs. Saturday, Dec. 31, Woodson cleared waivers after the Cowboys released him from the reserve/retired list, opening the way for him to return. The Cowboys would not be able to sign Woodson had they not made the procedural move.

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Cowboys | Woodson Placed on Reserve/Retired List

Tue, 08 Mar 2005 12:20:59 -0800

Jean-Jacques Taylor, of the Dallas Morning News, reports the Dallas Cowboys have officially placed former S Darren Woodson on the reserve/retired list.

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Cowboys | Woodson Cap Savings

Mon, 28 Feb 2005 13:56:19 -0800

ESPN.com's John Clayton reports the Dallas Cowboys saved $2.7 million against the 2005 salary cap with the retirement of S Darren Woodson.

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Cowboys | Woodson to Retire

Tue, 28 Dec 2004 12:15:38 -0800

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys veteran S Darren Woodson (back), who has missed the entire 2004 season due to a herniated disc in his back, is expected to announce his retirement later this week. Woodson had three Super Bowl rings, five Pro Bowls and a franchise record 1,350 career tackles in 13 NFL seasons.

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Cowboys | Woodson Undergoes Thumb Surgery

Wed, 01 Dec 2004 17:36:37 -0800

Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (back, thumb), who is already out for the remainder of the season, recently had thumb surgery.

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Cowboys | Woodson's Season Officially Over

Tue, 23 Nov 2004 20:37:03 -0800

Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys SS Darren Woodson (back) will not attempt to play this season after spending the entire year on the physically-unable-to-perform list, reports Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com. The 13-year veteran hasn't ruled out a potential return next season at age 36. "I gotta wait until I'm healthy," Woodson said when asked about his status for next year. "I gotta be fair to myself."

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Cowboys | Woodson Injury Update

Mon, 22 Nov 2004 20:58:58 -0800

Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (back) will not practice this week as the window for his potential return from offseason back surgery continues to narrow, reports Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com. The Cowboys reinstated Woodson for practice Nov. 8 after the veteran safety spent the first six weeks of the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list while he recovered from July surgery to repair a herniated disk. Since the Cowboys declared him eligible to practice, they were given a three-week roster exemption, which expires Nov. 30. By then the Cowboys must either activate Woodson or place him on Injured Reserve for the season.

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Cowboys | Woodson Injury Update

Mon, 08 Nov 2004 16:00:07 -0800

Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (back) will be activated off the PUP list, giving him a three week window to practice with the team. However, he is not close to playing in a game at this time. The Cowboys want to give Woodson every chance of being able to return to action this year.

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Cowboys | Woodson Expected to Resume Practicing

Thu, 04 Nov 2004 20:55:42 -0800

Updating a previous report, according to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com, Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells said he expects SS Darren Woodson (back), who is currently on the physically-unable-to-perform list, to begin practicing Tuesday, Nov. 9. That date is the deadline players on PUP must start practicing before teams are forced to put them on Injured Reserve. Parcells said that he still isn't certain Woodson will be able to play at all this season even he is able to begin working out.

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Cowboys | Woodson Injury Update

Tue, 02 Nov 2004 20:40:50 -0800

Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys SS Darren Woodson (back) says he's "cautiously optimistic" about being able to practice by Tuesday, Nov. 9, the deadline for coming off the physically unable to perform list he's been on since the start of the season.

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Cowboys | Woodson Not Ready to Return

Wed, 20 Oct 2004 09:31:25 -0700

The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys SS Darren Woodson (back/leg), though soon eligible to return from the physically unable to perform list, is not ready to return to practice or games. Woodson is walking with a limp due to a nerve running from his surgically repaired back to his right leg. Head coach Bill Parcells reported he did not feel Woodson would practice during the week of Monday, Oct. 18, but remained hopeful Woodson would be able to play this season.

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Cowboys | Woodson Injury Update

Mon, 04 Oct 2004 12:22:06 -0700

Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (back), who had surgery this summer to repair a herniated disc in his back, had lost some feeling in his calf because of a problem in the sciatic nerve, a nerve in the lower part of the spinal cord that makes the muscles in the leg work. The leg problem might delay Woodson's return to the field or keep him sidelined for the remainder of the season. The team had placed Woodson on the PUP list, which allows Woodson to be eligible to return after six weeks. The Cowboys will then have a three-week period to determine if they want to activate Woodson or place him on Injured Reserve.

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Cowboys | Dixon Making Strides This Year

Mon, 04 Oct 2004 12:07:49 -0700

Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys S Tony Dixon has been productive this season in place of injured S Darren Woodson (back). "He started a little slow this summer, but I'm really encouraged about what I see there," coach Bill Parcells said of Dixon. "Obviously I'm rooting for him. I'm starting to see a real understanding, a real 'OK, this is the way you do it.' And I saw three or four plays in (practice Friday, Oct. 1) that he made that last year at this time he wouldn't have made." Dixon had a breakout game last week, recording six tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a pass deflection versus the Washington Redskins.

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Cowboys | Woodson to Accompany Team to Minnesota

Fri, 10 Sep 2004 20:11:53 -0700

Despite being placed on the team's physically-unable-to-perform list, Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (back) will travel with the team to Minnesota for Week 1's game against the Vikings, according to Sarah Piland and Erin Bolen of DallasCowboys.com. Woodson, who will miss the first six weeks of the season, is not occupying a roster spot, and is continuing to rehab at Valley Ranch.

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Cowboys | Woodson Placed on PUP

Fri, 03 Sep 2004 15:12:34 -0700

Jaime Aron, of the Associated Press, reports the Dallas Cowboys have placed S Darren Woodson (back) on their PUP list, meaning he'll miss at least the first five games of the season. Six weeks after back surgery, Woodson still isn't able to lift heavy weights and isn't ready to practice. He cannot be activated until after the sixth week of the season.

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Cowboys | Woodson Unlikely for Season Opener

Fri, 03 Sep 2004 13:12:43 -0700

ESPNews reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (back) is unlikely for the Sunday, Sept. 12, season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

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Cowboys | Parcells Unknown on Roster Spot for Woodson

Thu, 26 Aug 2004 08:17:28 -0700

Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells is still stumped about whether to keep S Darren Woodson (back) on the roster or place him on the physically-unable-to-perform list, which would keep him out of action for the first six weeks of the regular season. "My inclination is to keep him on the roster, if I could," Parcells said. "If he was going to miss a game or two, then I might keep him on the roster. If he's going to miss four or five games, then it wouldn't pay to keep him on the roster. But just because the doc says he's ready to practice now doesn't mean this guy is game ready. Well see."

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Cowboys | Woodson Improving, Hopes to Return in Week 2

Thu, 26 Aug 2004 08:17:11 -0700

Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (back) said he is improving each day in rehab. Woodson also said that he's shooting for a return back from offseason back surgery in the second week of the regular season. "I know a lot of people don't think so," Woodson said. "But that is what I am shooting for."

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Cowboys | Woodson Runs

Fri, 20 Aug 2004 10:29:49 -0700

Matt Mosley, of DallasNews.com, reports Dallas Cowboys SS Darren Woodson (back) ran for the first time Thursday, August 19, since undergoing surgery on his back.

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Cowboys | Woodson Could Go on PUP List

Tue, 10 Aug 2004 09:43:20 -0700

Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells is deciding on whether he should hold a roster spot open for S Darren Woodson (back) or place him on the physically-unable-to-perform list, which would mean Woodson can't return to the active roster until after the sixth regular season game. Parcells indicated he is hopeful Woodson can return before his target date of Sept. 19, but he has to look at all the circumstances considering Woodson's age (35) and his time away from training camp.

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Cowboys | Dixon Needs to Step Up

Tue, 03 Aug 2004 12:20:37 -0700

Updating a previous report, Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports with the recent injury to Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (back), the time is now for S Tony Dixon to display his skills and prove his worth to an organization that invested a second-round draft choice on him in 2001. "Tony is at the stage now - he was a backup player last year - and now his opportunity has come to the forefront with Darren not being here," coach Bill Parcells said. "But I don't think he'll ever be able to look at this year and say, 'I didn't get the opportunity to play.' Because he's going to get the opportunity."

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Cowboys | Woodson on PUP

Fri, 30 Jul 2004 19:10:47 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys have placed SS Darren Woodson (back) on the physically unable to perform list, since he is not healthy enough to pass a camp entrance physical, according to Chad Peters of DallasCowboys.com.

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Cowboys | Woodson's Surgery Successful

Tue, 27 Jul 2004 21:23:34 -0700

Updating ongoing reports, Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys SS Darren Woodson (back) underwent successful surgery Tuesday, July 27, to repair the herniated disk in his lower back. The procedure was performed by Dr. Drew Dossett, the team's back specialist, and lasted about 40 minutes. Woodson is expected to miss up to eight weeks while recovering and rehabilitating, which would take him through the season opener before returning.

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Cowboys | No Plans to Add Another Safety

Mon, 26 Jul 2004 21:19:38 -0700

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys general manager/owner Jerry Jones said the team has no plans to sign a free agent safety to replace SS Darren Woodson (back), who is scheduled to undergo back surgery and will miss six-to-eight weeks.

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Cowboys | Woodson Surgery Update

Mon, 26 Jul 2004 21:17:55 -0700

Updating a previous story, Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys SS Darren Woodson (back) will undergo surgery to repair a bulging disk in his lower back Tuesday, July 27. Woodson is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks of action. "Darren is in great shape and we hope he'll be able to return early in the season," general manager/owner Jerry Jones said. "We decided he needed some work and that's going to be a setback for us. But the condition he's in, he should have no problems recovering."

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Cowboys | D. Woodson to Have Back Surgery

Fri, 23 Jul 2004 10:58:29 -0700

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (back) is not expected to participate in the team's three-week training camp and could miss the team's season opener on Sept. 12, at the Minnesota Vikings. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that Woodson is scheduled for surgery on Monday, July 26, to repair a ruptured disk in his lower back. Recovery time normally is six to eight weeks.

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Cowboys | Woodson Eyes Super Bowl

Thu, 01 Jul 2004 18:56:19 -0700

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys SS Darren Woodson has only one goal in mind this season — to win the Super Bowl. "I know my window of opportunity is closing," the 12-year NFL veteran said. "So I'm gonna take advantage of every opportunity that I have. And I think we have the opportunity to get there. We have a chance to win the Super Bowl as long as we do the right things, as long as we practice hard and do the little things, we have a chance." Woodson also added that he is unsure if this will be his final season playing professional football. "How many more years do I have to play? I don't know," Woodson said. "We'll take a look at it. I take one year at a time."

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Cowboys | A Young Group

Thu, 20 May 2004 20:03:13 -0700

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports nearly 70 players on the Dallas Cowboys' current roster have no more than three years of NFL experience. In fact, the oldest Cowboy is 35-year-old SS Darren Woodson, who has played 12 years in the league. "We call him grandpa," QB Quincy Carter said.

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Cowboys | Safety Positions Secured

Thu, 01 Apr 2004 20:50:17 -0800

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports the Dallas Cowboys will keep their safeties intact from last seasons No. 1 rated defense. All-Pro FS Roy Williams will start at free safety and SS Darren Woodson gets the nod at strong safety in 2004.

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Cowboys | Woodson Dinged; Should Be Fine

Mon, 29 Dec 2003 12:39:48 -0800

Dallas Cowboys FS Darren Woodson (chest) said he injured his chest in the first quarter of the Week 17 game against the New Orleans Saints but he made it through the game. Head coach Bill Parcells said Woodson would be fine and will be ready for the wild-card playoff game against the Carolina Panthers.

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Cowboys | Changes To Come On Special Teams?

Mon, 13 Oct 2003 16:35:04 -0700

Look for changes on the Dallas Cowboys' kickoff coverage units after allowing returns of 63, 30 and 41 yards the last two games. Only two starters – SS Darren Woodson and FS Roy Williams – are on the team, but that could change for the Sunday, Oct. 12, game against the Detroit Lions.

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Cowboys | Woodson Fined

Fri, 29 Aug 2003 09:49:35 -0700

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the NFL has fined Dallas Cowboys safety Darren Woodson $7,500 for his hit on Pittsburgh Steelers WR Khori Ivy during the Aug. 21 pre-season game. Woodson was not penalized on a play that left Ivy with a concussion. "Those things are going to happen," Woodson said. "I'm a physical player. That's the way I look at it, and I'm sure that the receivers look at it that way, too. ... If anybody should be fined, it should be the quarterback for staring at the receiver so long." Woodson, who has now been fined four times within the past year, said he would appeal the fine.

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Cowboys | Williams/Woodson Moving Slots?

Sun, 29 Jun 2003 10:20:09 -0700

Jean-Jacques Taylor, of the Dallas Morning News, reports for the Sporting News that Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells must decide whether or not to move second-year S Roy Williams from free safety to strong safety where veteran Darren Woodson starts. While both are capable of playing the position, moving Williams to strong safety could extend Woodson's career a few more years as his body would not take such a pounding.

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Cowboys | Woodson Ready To Go

Mon, 19 May 2003 14:53:12 -0700

The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (abdominal strain) is expected to participate in the team's minicamp starting on Monday, May 19.

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Cowboys | Woodson Working on Appeals

Fri, 27 Dec 2002 09:04:21 -0800

The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson said he lost his appeal to the league to reduce his $7,500 fine for a hit against the Cardinals earlier this year. A date hasn’t been set for the $75,000 fine he is also appealing, which came as the result of a hit against Seattle.

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Cowboys | Woodson On IR

Wed, 27 Nov 2002 00:41:50 -0800

According to the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Cowboys have placed S Darren Woodson (abdominal injury) on IR.

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Cowboys | Week 12 Inactives

Sun, 24 Nov 2002 09:20:36 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys have announced CB Dwayne Goodrich, S Darren Woodson, DT Daleroy Stewart, T Javiar Collins, G Darnell Alford, DE Demetric Evans and DE Colston Weatherington as inactive for week 12. Clint Stoerner will be the team's No. 3 QB.

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Cowboys | Woodson Note

Fri, 22 Nov 2002 06:22:04 -0800

Updating an earlier story, DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (abdominal strain) said don't count him out for a return to the Cowboys lineup this season. Despite the severity of the injury and the surgery scheduled for Friday, Woodson said he is a quick healer and expected to return this season. He has not been placed on IR, yet.

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Cowboys | Davis Note

Wed, 20 Nov 2002 07:47:50 -0800

DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys rookie S Keith Davis will likely get his second stint on the team's regular roster. The move is expected to happen after the team places S Darren Woodson on season ending IR.

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Cowboys | Woodson's Season Over

Tue, 19 Nov 2002 10:45:43 -0800

Associated Press, as an update to previous stories, reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (abdominal) is done for the year and will need season-ending surgery on an abdominal injury. It’s expected that he’ll need two months to rehab from the surgery.

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Cowboys | Woodson Could Be Done

Mon, 18 Nov 2002 22:08:18 -0800

The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys SS Darren Woodson (abdominal strain) appears to be out for the remainder of the season. "I'm pretty sure he's out for the year," Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones said. Backup SS Tony Dixon is expected to replace Woodson in the standard and 42 defenses.

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Cowboys | Woodson May Miss More than One Week

Mon, 18 Nov 2002 13:54:38 -0800

Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (abdominal) will likely miss more than just one game with an abdominal injury. He underwent an MRI on Monday but the results won’t be available until Tuesday.

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Cowboys | Woodson Injured

Sun, 17 Nov 2002 14:36:10 -0800

ESPN.com reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (groin) was injured during Sunday's game. His status is uncertain.

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Cowboys | Woodson Fined, Not Suspended

Wed, 30 Oct 2002 13:04:43 -0800

Len Pasquarelli for ESPN.com reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson was fined $75,000 – or one-tenth his 2002 base salary – for leading with his helmet on a hit to Seattle Seahawks WR Darrell Jackson. It is a substantial fine, but there will be no suspension. It was unknown if Woodson will appeal, or if he has done so already.

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Cowboys | Woodson Gets His Record Too

Sun, 27 Oct 2002 22:43:02 -0800

The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson had eight tackles, giving him 1,243 in his career and breaking the franchise record of 1,236 held by LB Lee Roy Jordan.

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Cowboys | Woodson Nearing Team Milestone

Sat, 26 Oct 2002 07:07:43 -0700

The Star-Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson should become the team's all-time tackles leader in the game on Sunday. Woodson has 1,235 tackles in 11 seasons as one of the team's top defensive players. He is two tackles from passing Lee Roy Jordan's team record.

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Cowboys | Woodson's Foot Holds Up

Mon, 14 Oct 2002 10:22:59 -0700

Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo said S Darren Woodson made it through Sunday’s game with no further problems to his previously injured foot.

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Cowboys | Woodson Injury Update

Mon, 07 Oct 2002 09:49:39 -0700

Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo said S Darren Woodson (foot) will have his sprained right foot evaluated through out the week. He’ll be listed as questionable for this weekend’s game.

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Cowboys | Woodson Injures Ankle

Sun, 06 Oct 2002 20:08:01 -0700

Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle during Sunday’s game.

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