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    REPORT: Cowboys S Xavier Woods Out 4-6 Weeks With Ankle Injury

    Another tough coming out of last week's game against Washington; Cowboys starting Safety Xavier Woods is now expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain injury.

    This comes just a day after Dallas lost WR Michael Gallup for 2-4 weeks after surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

    The next man up at safety appears to be , who has been with the Cowboys since midway through the . He was re-signed as a last March and is one of the key reasons that Dallas chose not to keep veteran at final cuts.

    Earlier this morning, it was reported that Dallas is working out free agent safety Josh Jones. He was a 2nd-Round pick of the Packers in 2017 who was released last month after falling down the and demanding a .

    Dallas still has and on the roster for safety depth. While many fans would love to see Wilson get the start this week, Darian Thompson's game and athleticism are more suited to play the role.

    Thompson also has experience, having started 17 games from 2016-2017 with the . He was their 3rd-Round pick in 2016.

    Thankfully, this Sunday's game against the gives the Cowboys a soft opponent with which to make these adjustments. But missing Xavier Woods is going to hurt; he is a rising star on and easily their top player at safety.

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    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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