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Breaking: Cowboys Waive DT Antwaun Woods

The are just days removed from the 2021 , and they've already been busy making tough decisions, in particular with a few defensive players. On Monday, they decided not to pick up the fifth-year option on Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, meaning he'll be playing for a new contract this season.

Early on Wednesday morning, the Cowboys decided on another veteran on the team, . According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cowboys are waiving the former after resigning him a few weeks ago.

Woods has been with the Cowboys since 2018 after a two-year deal for $1.05 million. His first season was his best at he registered 34 tackles and 1.5 . He's accumulated 23 tackles in each of the last two seasons and logged another sack. He logged 32 starts in 39 career games with the Cowboys.

In the NFL Draft, the Cowboys added help on the interior of their with in the and in the . Also, they added and in .

Woods didn't bring down the much but he was a pretty good run defender and an anchor at the 1-technique. However, those duties will now rest on the shoulders of Urban and Bohanna, and occasionally who can slide over from the 3-technique as the Cowboys try to improve on the league's second-worst run in 2020.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
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