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25 Xavier Woods FS

Dallas Cowboys

Fantasy Stats
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Player Updates

January 18, 2021 11:12 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Inconsistent in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods recorded 72 tackles (48 solo) with one pass defended in 15 games during 2020.

He missed a game late in the season with a rib injury, but otherwise Woods held down a starting spot in a terrible Dallas defense. The fourth-year safety topped 70 tackles for the second straight season, but he got exposed in coverage and failed to record an interception after grabbing at least one in each of his first three seasons. Woods now is headed into free agency, and new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn likely will be more interested in finding an upgrade than in bringing him back.

January 3, 2021 12:20 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Good to go for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods (ribs) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

After being contained to limited participation during all three of the Cowboys' practice sessions this week, Woods has seemingly shown enough during pregame warmups to get the nod for his 15th appearance of the season. Having started all 14 times he's suited up so far, Woods enters the regular-season finale with 69 tackles. The 25-year-old has yet to collect his first interception of the year, after combining for five INTs between 2017 and 2019.

January 1, 2021 05:08 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Questionable Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods (ribs) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

The 25-year-old was limited at practice this week with the rib injury, so he appears to have a solid chance of suiting up Sunday. Reggie Robinson is next in line to start at free safety if Woods is unavailable.

December 30, 2020 06:40 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods (ribs) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Woods was sidelined in last week's game against the Eagles. His participation, albeit limited, at practice indicates he is trending in the right direction. However, Reggie Robinson would be in line to once again replace him at free safety should he end up having to sit out again.

December 24, 2020 02:36 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Not expected to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods (ribs) is unlikely to take the field for Sunday's matchup versus Philadelphia, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Woods has yet to practice this week after suffering the rib injury in Sunday's win over San Francisco, leaving his status for the crucial upcoming matchup against the Eagles in serious doubt. With Woods likely out, expect either Reggie Robinson or Darian Thompson to start in his place.

December 20, 2020 05:48 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Dealing with rib injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods suffered a rib injury during Sunday's 41-33 win over the 49ers.

Woods shook off a groin injury to play in Week 15, but a rib injury forced him out of the game, causing the fourth-year safety to miss his first defensive snaps of the season. If Woods is unable to play in Week 16 against the Eagles, either Reggie Robinson or Darian Thompson will start at free safety.

December 20, 2020 10:28 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Sustains chest injury Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods (chest) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the 49ers, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

After overcoming a groin issue to avoid his first 2020 game absence in Week 15, Woods has sustained an injury of another variety as Dallas finds itself protecting a narrow second-half lead. The Louisiana Tech standout has started 43 games since the beginning of 2018, but now fourth-round rookie Reggie Robinson may be relied on to hold down the free safety spot.

December 20, 2020 11:44 AM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Ready to face 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods (groin) is active for Sunday's game versus the 49ers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Woods will avoid missing his first game of the season. In fact, he's played every snap on defense in 2020, ringing up 67 tackles (44 solo) and a pass breakup in the process. Woods will start at free safety Sunday.

December 18, 2020 05:28 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Uncertain for Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the 49ers, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Woods was added to the injury report midweek, surfacing as a limited participant in Thursday's practice. The fourth-year safety hasn't missed a defensive snap all year, so he still stands a good chance to play Sunday. If he's held out, Darian Thompson and Reggie Robinson are both due to play more in Woods' stead.

December 17, 2020 07:36 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Managing practice reps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods (groin) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Woods was added to the injury report for the first time this week, as he was seen working off to the side during practice. Woods has yet to miss a game this season, so it's still too early to panic about his status for Sunday's game against the 49ers. If Woods were to miss Week 15, Reggie Robinson would be in line for the start at free safety for the contest.

November 27, 2020 10:56 AM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Season high in tackles Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods recorded a season-high 10 tackles (six solo) and a pass defended in Thursday's loss to Washington.

The Cowboys' starting safeties, Woods and Donovan Wilson, ended up tying for the team lead in tackles -- a scathing indictment of the job the front seven did in containing Antonio Gibson and the Washington running game. Woods could supply strong IDP value again in Week 13's road tilt against another team with a ground-heavy game plan in the Ravens.

September 14, 2020 02:08 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Nine tackles in Sunday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods recorded nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Between an early exit for Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) and a Sean McVay game plan that called for a lot of runs and quick passes to neutralize the Cowboys' pass rush, both the team's safeties were very busy -- Darian Thompson did Woods one better with 10 tackles. Woods could remain an IDP asset at least until Vander Esch returns to action, especially if other teams copy what the Rams did offensively in Week 1.

September 9, 2020 05:52 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods (ankle/groin) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Woods has missed a number of practice sessions since suffering ankle and groin injuries Aug. 28, but he's managed to return to full health to begin the regular season. He'll occupy his usual starting spot in Dallas' secondary against the Rams on Sunday night.

September 8, 2020 01:32 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: On track for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods (ankle/groin) is expected to be available Sunday against the Rams, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Woods has been kept out of practice since Aug. 28 due to ankle and groin injuries, but the Cowboys have consistently expressed optimism about his chances of suiting up Week 1. If Woods is indeed able to go, his presence as a starting safety will provide Dallas' secondary with a notable boost against Los Angeles' dangerous aerial attack.

September 9, 2020 01:00 AM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Still unable to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cowboys COO Stephen Jones said Woods (ankle) has a good shot to play Sunday versus the Rams, Nick Eatman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Woods hasn't practiced since Aug. 28 when he exited that day's session early, but the team is optimistic he'll be ready for the season opener. The team's secondary is a bit banged up with cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie (leg) and Jourdan Lewis (ankle) are both tending to injuries, so getting Woods back would be a major boost. Over 15 games last year, Woods produced 77 tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions.

August 30, 2020 09:24 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Nursing groin strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods suffered a strained groin Sunday, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

Woods' injury appears minor, so at this point there's no reason to worry about his availability for Week 1. Assuming he's able to avoid any setbacks and indeed suit up Sept. 13 versus the Rams, Woods will draw his usual start at free safety.

August 30, 2020 07:28 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Leaves scrimmage early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods exited Sunday's scrimmage early, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Woods walked to the locker room without the assistance of the training staff, which could be a good sign. The Cowboys will offer an update on Woods' health sometime after the conclusion of Sunday's scrimmage in the event that he's sustained any sort of injury.

January 3, 2020 02:40 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Fades down stretch in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods wrapped up the 2019 campaign with a career-high 77 tackles (52 solo), two interceptions on five passes defended, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 15 games.

The third-year safety started the season off with a bang, racking up a season-high 11 tackles in Week 1 against the Giants, but he didn't make much impact down the stretch when the Cowboys needed him the most -- Woods topped three tackles only once in the final seven games. The 24-year-old has solidified one safety spot in the Cowboys' secondary, but he'll need to show more consistency in 2020 if he's going to emerge as an IDP asset.

November 5, 2019 08:40 PM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Productive in MNF win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods recorded four tackles (three solo) one pass defensed, one interception and a forced fumble in Monday's 37-18 win over the Giants.

Woods picked off the quarterback for a second consecutive game and he also added his second forced fumble of the season, while also bringing his season total to 44 tackles (32 solo).

October 21, 2019 10:12 AM
Cowboys' Xavier Woods: Snags first pick of year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woods recorded one tackle and an interception in Sunday's win over the Eagles.

The fourth-quarter pick was his first of the season and the fourth of his career. Woods heads into the Cowboys' bye with 40 tackles through six games, and his contributions have put him on the fantasy radar in IDP formats.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ LARL 17-2063900000
Sun 09/20vs ATLW 40-3942600000
Sun 09/27@ SEAL 31-3832500000
Sun 10/04vs CLEL 38-4934700000
Sun 10/25@ WASL 3-2511200000
Sun 11/01@ PHIL 9-2312300000
Sun 11/08vs PITL 19-2442600000
Sun 11/22@ MINW 31-2810100000
Thu 11/26vs WASL 16-41641000100
Tue 12/08@ BALL 17-3431400000
Sun 12/13@ CINW 30-742600000
Sun 12/20vs SFW 41-3311200000
Sun 12/27@ DALL 17-3700000000
Sun 01/03@ NYGL 19-2330300000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020DAL1515724824000001
2019DAL151577522502382905
2018DAL141456391702151509
2017DAL16442339017703
Total6048247 172.075 056029018
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/212
Birthdate:
07/26/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
West Monroe, LA
School:
Louisiana Tech
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: