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Dallas Cowboys Trade Up in 6th Round to Draft Safety Xavier Woods

The Cowboys commitment to retooling their through the 2017 has continued via a with the . Bringing in one of their last remaining , and a target that could have been considered as high as the , the Cowboys gave New York next year's fifth round pick to draft Louisiana Tech 191st overall.

The Cowboys not only passed on Woods through the second and third round, but took an offensive player in WR before him. When the physical safety Woods fell through an entire fifth round that the Cowboys did not have a pick in, it was time for , , and coach Joe Baker – who said himself he liked Woods – to go get another starter.

2017 Cowboys Draft Target: Louisiana Tech S Xavier Woods

Of course, the was favorable a year ago for the Cowboys in drafting a starter for their secondary at in . Now, with their pick at 211th overall still coming up, Xavier Woods has been added to fill the void at safety left in by both and .

Finding quality players in the draft is what the Cowboys do, and they just traded up for one that gives them incredible value in the sixth round with Xavier Woods.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Grade: Byron Jones moves back to CB to start with Awuzie…

That seems to be the possible thinking. There is a reason the Cowboys moved up for Woods. Instinctive playmaker who can take the ball away. Has to play FS due to size.

I don’t mind a shuffle that can make this secondary pop. Especially after Jaylon Smith is moved to SS… ;^)

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