Do the Dallas Cowboys Have an Xavier Woods Trade in the Works?

    This week has been a busy one already for the . They traded to the , released and , and signed to the all in a matter of days.

    The Dallas Cowboys might not be done making adjustments to their roster just yet. With the 2020 NFL quickly approaching (Tuesday, November 3), it wouldn't be all that surprising to see a few more players traded away. In fact, a may already be in the works.

    There are a number of reasons why Xavier Woods found his name on the for missing practice yesterday. One of them could very well be the fact the Dallas Cowboys are actively trying to trade him. It's purely speculation on my part, but definitely not out of the realm of possibility.

    As one of the few tradable assets, the Dallas Cowboys could be holding Xavier Woods out of practice to keep him from getting injured while they while they actively open trade talks with other teams. We saw the same thing happen with Dontari Poe and Daryl Worley, but failing to find a trade partner they were both released instead.

    I wouldn't be that surprised if Xavier Woods is indeed traded before the deadline next Tuesday. Not only will he become a at the seasons end, but he's never quite developed into the player the Dallas Cowboys thought he would.

    Getting what they can for him now via trade instead of being hopeful for a compensatory pick in the future would be wise on their part. After all, it's doubtful the Cowboys will be any worse without him. And, it may give younger players like Reggie Robinson a chance to get on the field to prove what they can do.

    Again this is purely speculation on my part, however, it's definitely something to keep an eye on with the 2020 NFL trade deadline just around the corner.

    Do you think an Xavier Woods trade is in the works?

    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
    Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.


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    Good point. I was thinking the same thing. If Cowboys were going to sign Woods to long term deal, those hopes have been squelched by his play this season. He was one of my favorite players, but it seems he hasnt handled the scheme or regime change well.

    Ruben Trevino

    The Cowboys need to clean house!!! McCarthy needs to get players to fit his system!!

    Big Mike

    Good write up, Brian. I thought the same thing about Woods being shipped when he didn’t show up on the practice report.

    How much of this is about gathering picks, and how much of this is about trying to get rid of possible bad seeds in the locker room? Xavier’s comments about effort could not have been easily forgotten.

    Bud holladay

    Will Clay losing his touch- or Jerry mucking up the process again?

    Cowboys fan

    Ruben Trevino….. Mccarthy is an offensive mind, he has nothing to do with the defense, that’s Mike Nolans job!! And they’re not supposed to find players to fit their scheme, they’re supposed to make their scheme fit the players!! That’s why this defense is so bad, cause Nolan can’t adjust the scheme to make it fit what these players can do and have been doing before he came along!!


    I think at least 5 more players should be traded or contracts negotiated. Too much pay for very little play..

    Michael Myers

    The Cowboys should have kept Kris Richard. With full control of the defense who knows how the defense would be like now. I think the defense would play hard for him because he knows what he is working with.


    The cowboys should entertain offers for Woods, Crawford, Lewis, and Chido. I hope Chido stays and Dallas signs him back in the offseason, but you have to see what you can get for them. This is a lost season and as much as I hate to watch awful football it also doesn’t help to win 4-5 games this year. You have to look at getting the highest possible draft spot and add as many picks as you possibly can. As you mentioned earlier the cap situation is not going to be good and throwing Dak contract in as well you need all the cheap contracts you get get. Even if you don’t get anything of value for say Tyrone Crawford by trading him you at least save $4M from the cap that can be rolled over.

    McKinney Greg

    Great article. I wish you were also writing about a great team, but 1 out of 2 is what we have, so I appreciate it!

    When will Jerruh, et al learn that it takes ALL 11 players on offense and defense to be good? If the new coaches schemes aren’t working, then they either need to adopt to the players, or get rid if players of the talent isn’t there. There is a another option though, replace a coach or coaches. They did that a few years ago with the O line coach.

    This team is is poorly executing. I am about done trying to watch them. Thank God for the Sunday Ticket !


    Hopefully we can trade McCarthy nothing but trash coaching


    I really hope we can hire Matt Eberflus for head coach just get rid of this staff. Wishful thinking though why Jerry is sold on this guy has me baffled. It’s obvious our offense is solid it our struggle on def mike is off guy but he isn’t calling or designing plays send him out with Nolan hire Matt Eberflus please for Head coach


    Why does Tyrone Crawford always get a free pass. He has yet to live up to the expectations that garnered him such a large contract. With the money wasted on Lee and Crawford you could have had Jadavion Clownwy. But nope you keep these soft bums around. Why???

    Mike DelGrosso

    Xavier Woods should have been released the moment he made those comments about effort. An average player at best, his departure will have no negative effect on our defense. Bring in players with skill, passion, intensity, and a desire to play hard on every down. Tired of hearing dumb – ass comments. I wish we still had a player like Darren Woodson patrolling our secondary.


    Kind of strange since the safety position is such a weakness, but he isn’t very good. Are they going to try Robinson III, the rookie, as a backup safety, because they are running out of bodies back there. They should sign Thomas III and see if he a viable solution for next year as well.

    Steve L Bowden

    That would be terrible if they trade Xavier Woods. We could be losing good players like he and Griffin all because of extremely poor defensive coaching. We should not lose any more players until a better player replacement has been arranged!!

    Damian Williams

    Noticed Woods playing a lot more Ss instead of his previous Fs. How much is that to do with his struggles?

    Jonathan Young

    The problem I see in Woods game is who’s playing next to him. It’s a who’s who at this point, no chemistry, no familiarity and it’s hurting Xavier Woods game, physically & mentally…