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Cowboys Place Right of First Refusal RFA Tender on DT Antwaun Woods

The Dallas ’ biggest priority in was taken care of last week when they signed to a four-year extension. Now, with the official start of the new league year beginning on Wednesday, the Cowboys are already securing some of their own for the .

The Cowboys brought back two wide receivers as agreed to a one-year deal and an original-round tender was placed on . Also, according to ’s Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys are placing a right of first refusal RFA tender on Defensive Antwaun Woods for $2.133 million.

Woods came into the as a . What that means is that he can negotiate with any team. If he accepts an offer from them then the Cowboys will have “the right of first refusal” which is a five-day period in which they can match any offer or refuse to, in which they would receive draft pick compensation from Wood’s new team. However, with the Cowboys placing the right of first refusal tender on Woods it means that if they don’t match an offer sheet from another team then there will be no draft pick compensation for him.

The former has started 32 of the 39 games he’s played in for the Cowboys since a two-year deal for $1.05 million in 2018. He’s accumulated 80 tackles, 2.5 , and two fumble recoveries over that span.

If Woods is retained it will give the Cowboys a solid rotation on the along with who showed great upside as a in 2020, and who was forming into a solid presence before tearing his ACL back in October. However, it won’t stop the Cowboys from addressing the defensive tackle position in the or free agency, which could mean a reunion with veteran who suffered a season-ending quadriceps last August.

It’s uncertain if Woods is in the Cowboy’s long-term plans like the two youngsters but you can’t undervalue the importance of depth and experience.

The former USC Trojan recently tweeted about making less than his backups in each of his three seasons with the Cowboys. Now, he has an opportunity to earn his first lucrative payday before becoming an unrestricted in 2022.

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  1. The idea that retaining Woods majes a “solid rotation ” is absurd. The defense tackles including Woods have been run over since 2018. The tackles were historically bad in 2020. Keeping the same guys who failed is just failure expanded .

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