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Antwaun Woods Should See an Increased Role for Dallas Cowboys

The play has come under a lot of scrutiny this season for their inability to slow the run game of their opponents and the inconsistent pressure. The Cowboys made a move this week by releasing , which will open up snaps for others along the , in particular, the guys that can play the nose , 1-technique position. One player who should start for the Cowboys now at the spot is , who has arguably been the Cowboys best interior defensive line player.

Though he's has played fewer snaps on the season than Dontari Poe, , and , Woods recorded more than any of them. Per , Woods tied Trysten Hill in their “stops” category which counts tackles that resulted in a loss for the .

Woods may not be the best nose tackle in the league, but he's proven over the last few years to be a solid option for the . He'll rotate with La'Darius Hamilton and at the nose tackle spot, but Woods should see an increased opportunity this week against the and moving forward.

The Cowboys need someone to step up on the inside of their defensive line to be better against the run. Dontari Poe wasn't doing much to help the Cowboys and now he's gone. Antwaun Woods will be the next to get an opportunity and Woods will provide a solid effort throughout the contest. Here's hoping he does provide an upgrade to a Cowboys run that has been the worst in the NFL in 2020.

The Cowboys defense is allowing 5.3 yards per carry and only the have allowed more rushing yards per game. They need a boost in their and it starts in the middle of their defensive line.

On a one-year deal and a next , the Cowboys should look into bringing Woods back again in 2021. He's a solid depth option that regardless of what they do in the can still be a solid option for them down the road. The final nine games of 2020 will allow the Cowboys to find out if they have a future with Antwaun Woods.

John Williams
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siempre44

a few seconds ago

The Cowboys are the second worst run defense …so they just traded for a backup defense lineman from the Texans…the worst run defense.
You cannot make that up

siempre44

The Cowboys are the second worst run defense …so they just traded for a backup defense lineman from the Texans…the worst run defense.
You cannot make that up.

redsox

woods suddenly is the main cog in the middle again. haha

Lewis Anderson

Woods was okay last year and looking to get better but still needs to get help with the D line

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