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Cowboys Safety Xavier Woods Likely Out For Season Opener

The anxiety around the ' position isn't getting any better. Starter is unlikely to play in the regular season opener after the hamstring he suffered in last Saturday's game.

Woods left the Bengals game in the 2nd quarter after diving to try to make an interception. He did not return.

Without Woods for Week 1, Dallas would likely start along with against the . However, both of them are more ideally used as strong safeties than the position that Xavier plays.

Another in-house option would be to temporarily move back to safety. Jones has played safety for the last two years and just switched to corner. Even with the brief time away, he may still be the best option to play free safety given his athleticism.

Of course, most fans wants Xavier's absence to finally push Dallas to make the for Seattle's . The All-Pro remains a for the Seahawks and the two sides don't appear close to reconciling.

However this plays out, it's disappointing that Woods probably won't get to show his stuff in the season opener. Hopefully his can have a speedy recovery and at least be back for Week 2, if not sooner.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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