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Xavier Woods Suffers Injured Groin During ‘Cowboys Night’ Practice

Cowboys Night sounds like it was a huge success from the team perspective. was pleased with the work they got in as a group and feels they're doing well in their preparation for the regular season. Unfortunately, the were unable to come out of the practice unscathed as went down with a groin .

At this point, it's not considered serious, but will likely have him sitting out practices this week. This will create opportunities for , , and to continue battling it out for safety snaps. Reggie Robinson, who was moved to safety last week, will also compete for snaps at the position as Woods sits. , who played some safety for the in 2019 could possibly see some snaps while Woods is out.

With and already dealing with that kept them out of Cowboys Night, the is down to as the only returning starter from the 2019 group. Though there are a lot of options for the Cowboys in the secondary, it's a bit more concerning that they're currently down three starters.

The Cowboys did a lot of work this to solidify the depth in their secondary, re-signing Anthony Brown and CJ Goodwin. They then signed Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Daryl Worley, and . They drafted and . That's seven players they've added to their secondary since the end of last season.

With Xavier Woods out, that depth is going to be tested this week. Woods has started 29 games for the Dallas Cowboys over the last two years and has recorded two interceptions in each of those seasons. There's a lot of optimism that Woods can take another step forward in his development this year. Even as questions linger about the other safety spot, the stability Woods brings to the back end of the will be missed this week. Hopefully, when the Dallas Cowboys begin their preparations for the in week one, Woods will be ready to go.

John Williams
John Williams
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