77. Darren Woodson

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77. Darren Woodson

Darren Woodson arrived in Dallas as one of the Draft Picks acquired in the Herschel Walker trade, and the 2nd Rounder from Arizona State wasted little time establishing himself as a force in the Cowboys Secondary.  A member of the All-Rookie Team, Woodson aided Dallas to a win in Super Bowl XXVII and subsequently Super Bowl XXVIII and in the season after he would begin a three-year streak of First Team All-Pros and five year run of Pro Bowls.  This period would also see Woodson win his third Super Bowl (XXX). 

He would play his entire career with the Cowboys (1992-03) and in 2015, would be named to the prestigious Cowboys Ring of Honor.  It can easily be argued that Woodson played a considerable role in that mini-dynasty that Dallas had in the early 90s, and it does not occur without him.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2010
  • Position: Safety
  • Games Played: 178
  • Notable Statistics: 23 Interceptions
    271 Interception Return Yards
    2 Interception Return Touchdowns
    12 Forced Fumbles
    11 Fumble Recoveries
    5 Fumble Recovery Yards
    11.0 Quarterback Sacks
    967 Combined Tackles
    639 Solo Tackles*
    140 Assisted Tackles*
    26 Tackles for Loss**
    100 Approximate Value

    16 Playoff Games
    3 Interceptions
    24 Interception Return Yards
    48 Combined Tackles
    45 Solo Tackles*
    3 Assisted Tackles*
    2 Tackles for Loss**

    *Solo Tackles and Assisted Tackles were not statistcs until the 1994 Season.
    **Tackles for Loss was not a statistic until the 1999 Season.
  • Played For: Dallas Cowboys
  • College: Arizona State
  • Drafted: 2nd Round, 37th Overall in 1992
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Rings (Dallas Cowboys XXVII, XXVIII & XXX)
    First Team All-Pro (1994, 1995 & 1996)
    Pro Bowl (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 & 1998)
    All-Rookie (1992)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Interceptions (1) (1994)
    Top Ten Finishes: Interception Return Yards (1) (1994)
    Top Ten Finishes: Forced Fumbles (1) (1998)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: 86. Solo Tackles: 813
    94. Combined Tackles: 951
  • Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame: 2023

Should Darren Woodson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 89.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 3.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.1%
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