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Encyclopedia > Darren Woodson
Darren Woodson
Date of birth April 25, 1969 (1969-04-25) (age 38)
Place of birth Flag of the United States Phoenix, Arizona
Position(s) Safety
College Arizona State
NFL Draft 1992 / Round 2 / Pick 37
Pro Bowls 5
Stats
Statistics
Teams
1992-2004 Dallas Cowboys

Darren Ray Woodson (born April 25, 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona) is a former All-Pro strong safety for the Dallas Cowboys from 1992 to 2004. He was drafted by the Cowboys as a converted linebacker in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft (37th overall) out of Arizona State University. Woodson was a five-time Pro Bowl selection who had a feared reputation as an effective run-stopper and a ferocious hitter. He sat out the 2004 NFL season due to a herniated disc, and finally announced his retirement in December 2004. is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... In American football and Canadian football, the termsafety can refer to: two positions in the most-common defensive backfield setup, the strong safety and the free safety, or a type of score, worth one or two points. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public research institution of higher education and research with campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1992 NFL Draft Round one External links 1992 NFL Draft Categories: | ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1992 NFL Draft Round one External links 1992 NFL Draft Categories: | ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public research institution of higher education and research with campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 2004 NFL season was the 85th regular season of the National Football League. ... A spinal disc herniation, incorrectly called a slipped disc, is a medical condition affecting the spine, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring (annulus fibrosus) of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion (nucleus pulposus) to bulge out. ...


At a time when some of his teammates had problems with the law, he was a classy player both on and off the field. As the final active player who had been on all three Cowboys Super Bowl teams of the 90s, Woodson was respected as the leader of the locker room and a mentor to Roy Williams. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Roy Balls in the face Williams (born August 14, 1980 in Redwood City, California) is a safety for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ...


In the same game Emmitt Smith became the leading rusher in NFL history, Darren Woodson became the all-time all tackle leader in franchise history. Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ...


Since his NFL career ended, Woodson has worked as a football analyst for ESPN appearing on programs such as NFL Live and SportsCenter . ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... NFL Live is a name that has been used as the title of two National Football League-related shows. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ...


On December 31, 2005, ESPN reported that Cowboys coach Bill Parcells contacted Woodson and told him to be ready to play in the depleted Dallas secondary if the Cowboys made the NFL Playoffs. is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Football League (NFL) playoffs is a single-elimination tournament held at the end of the 16-game regular season to determine the NFL champion. ...


Woodson's retirement left a considerable vacancy in the Cowboys secondary that has never quite been filled to date; during his reign, Woodson was the "quarterback" of the defense. His presence in the backfield served as a stabilizing force, ensuring players were well prepared, focused, and in position for each play.


Darren Woodson's contributions to the Dallas Cowboys have left a lasting impression on the fan base and the team; Woodson's impressive resume will make him a prominent candidate for Ring of Honor and Hall of Fame consideration in the eyes of Dallas Cowboys fans.


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Dallas Cowboys Official Website (5565 words)
Woodson is one of the team's hardest workers, and his character and leadership ability make him a very valuable asset within the framework of the team.
Woodson was the team leader in tackles with eight stops at San Francisco (11/10) while registering a sack and intercepting a third quarter pass to set up a Dallas field goal.
Woodson's five interceptions ranked fifth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL and were the most by a Dallas safety since Michael Downs had six in 1986.
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