The 1990’s version of Cowboys dynasty (Dynasty 2.0, if you will) will forever be known for its offense. The triplets. The Moose. What John Madden called the best offensive line of all time anchored for a long time by the best offensive lineman of all time, Larry Allen.
But they played defense, too. Relentless, merciless, stingy, smack-mouth defense. Charles Haley defense. Leon Lett defense. And…Darren Woodson defense.
Jerry just announced that Darren Woodson will go into the Cowboys Ring of Honor in 2015 and that is an honor well earned. Woodson was not the first great safety for the Cowboys. But he has been the last. Maybe that will change soon, but from the day he retired to this, there has not been a soul with a Star play safety at such a high level. And with such class.
Breaking Down the Woodson Career
Here are Woodson’s career achievements:
- Chosen in the second round (37 over all) by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1992 NFL draft.
- Five times selected to the Pro Bowl
- Three times chosen as First Team All-Pro safety, once as second team All-Pro.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame semi-finalist, 2015
- 813 tackles, 138 assists, 23 interceptions, 11 fumble recoveries, two defensive touchdowns
- Three Super Bowl championships
- Started 13 post-season games, including the Super Bowls
Woodson was the unquestioned leader and the constant on one of the most underrated defenses in NFL history. He made his mark on the game and belongs in the Ring of Honor in Arlington. He would fit quite well in Canton, too.
Coaches Show: Looking Back At Darren Woodson
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