More

    It’s All Darren Woodson at #28

    Welcome back to another edition of the Countdown to Kickoff series. We're officially 28 days until the start of the regular season. While that may seem like a long time (literally only four weeks), at least we had some Football action last night!

    But instead of talking about their clash with the in-depth, I wanted to dive into the Greatest #28 in franchise . After some evaluation of the nine players who wore #28, the choice was easy as one player swept his competition by a mile.

    With three titles, four First-Team All-Pros, and five Pro Bowls to his name, this player was not only today's winner, but he is arguably the Greatest in franchise history.

    So without further ado, let's welcome Mr. Darren Woodson to the floor. But, before we relive his accomplished career, check out the other players who also wore silver and blue on Sundays.

    • Alvin Blount, RB
    • Norm Granger, RB 
    • , FS (active)
    • , RB
    • Rashard Robinson, CB
    • Curtis Stewart, RB
    • Tyson Thompson, RB
    • Darren Woodson, S 
    • , CB 

    Darren Woodson's NFL Career

    Drafted in the (37th overall) in the 1992 out of Arizona State Univerisity, Woodson was one of several players who came to Dallas because of the Herschel Walker . In his rookie year, Woodson didn't see the field often as he was relegated to the backup SS role and saw most of his work on .

    However, he would win one of his three Super Bowls in his first year. It wasn't until his second year when Woodson landed the starting SS gig, and in his first year as a full-time starter, he had 155 combined tackles and one forced fumble.

    Statistically, that was his best year. However, Woodson was a tackling machine throughout his 13-year NFL career as he finished as the all-time leader in tackles (1,350).

    Woodson was a guy I don't remember as a young Cowboys fan since I didn't start getting into football till around 2005. But after seeing his play and reading up on the number of times that he's been snubbed for the Pro Football HOF, it's disrespectful, to say the least, for him not to be inducted already.

    While researching Woodson, I stumbled across this highlight reel of him on that made my mouth drop. I can only imagine how terrified opposing QBs were when they knew he was lining up against them, as he could impact the game with his tenacious hits, elite ball-hawking abilities, or his crazy, downhill speed.

    As I said, this man deserves to be in Canton already. Plain and simple. His resume is too good not to earn himself a gold jacket, and I hope he can get his well-deserved induction someday.

    But for now, to add to his championship-pedigree resume that includes all of the accolades above,  we're adding the Greatest #28 crown for him. Congratulations to Mr.Woodson on the honor, and check back on Monday as I will crown the Greatest #27 in franchise history!

    spot_imgspot_imgspot_img
    Rocky Garza Jr
    Rocky Garza Jr
    Rolling with the Boyz since 96'. Chop up sports with me on Twitter @rockssjr.

    Latest

    Cowboys WR Noah Brown Is Solidifying His Value

    With back-to-back clutch performances against the Cincinnati Bengals and...

    How Kellen Moore Has Redeemed Himself

    During week one, the Dallas Cowboys faced off against...

    Is Rush Hour Almost Over? Jerry Jones Suggests It Might Be

    Earlier in the week, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones indicated...

    In Rush We Trust? QB2 Keeping Cowboys Afloat Beautifully

    When a starting quarterback goes down with an injury,...

    Newsletter

    Daily Cowboys News in Your Inbox
    Name:*
    Your email address:*
    Please enter all required fields Click to hide
    Correct invalid entries Click to hide

    Don't miss

    Cowboys WR Noah Brown Is Solidifying His Value

    With back-to-back clutch performances against the Cincinnati Bengals and...

    How Kellen Moore Has Redeemed Himself

    During week one, the Dallas Cowboys faced off against...

    Is Rush Hour Almost Over? Jerry Jones Suggests It Might Be

    Earlier in the week, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones indicated...

    In Rush We Trust? QB2 Keeping Cowboys Afloat Beautifully

    When a starting quarterback goes down with an injury,...

    Mike McCarthy Was Right: This Team Is Resilient

    Over two weeks ago, Cowboys fans sat in horror...

    Lin Elliott Kicks His Way to #2

    Welcome back to another Countdown to Kickoff series. As we inch closer to the end of this series, it's sad to see this adventure...

    Dan Bailey Kicks His Way Into #5

    Welcome back to another edition of the Countdown to Kickoff Series. We're officially only five days from the regular season, and I don't know...

    Chris Jones Booms His Way to #6

    Four days ago, I covered why being a punter would be one of the best jobs to have--and featured P Rod Widby as the...

    2 COMMENTS

    Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    2 Comments
    Oldest
    Newest Most Voted
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    Jeff Tuggle

    So wrong that Woodson is not in the Hall yet. And John Lynch is?!!! Lynch was a big hitter, maybe a little more than Woodson but Darren was known as a big hitter too. Other than that, nothing that Lynch did.was as good as Wooson. Coverage? Not even close. Woodson was great. Lynch was average at BEST in coverage. Woodson is credited with being the first safety to routinely cover the slot. Strahan was mentioning recently that the Giants offense had to account for him sliding on a slot receiver and how their scheme was altered due to Woodson.

    VAM

    Woodson in a runaway, no one even close.

    Great clutch player, one of my all-time favorites. He may even be a bit underappreciated as he wasn’t a self-promoting type, as he let his play on the field speak for itself.