Dallas Cowboys fans don’t worry, help is on the way

Antwaun Woods, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Antwaun Woods, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys have been reeling against the opposing teams running game. Well, help is on the way in the form of the run-stopping Antwaun Woods.

The Dallas Cowboys over the last two games haven’t been able to stop the opposing teams running game. Giving up a total of 237 yards on the ground to the Saints and the Packers. Well, it looks like help could be on the way in the form on defensive tackle Antwaun Woods who have been out with an MCL sprain the last three weeks.

Not many people would have thought that Woods would be such an important piece to the Cowboys’ defensive success. But after these last two games, it’s become abundantly clear just how much he is needed.

His ability to stop the run at the line by holding up blockers and giving their linebackers a clear path to the ball is something that backup defensive lineman Christian Covington just can’t seem to do consistently.

Before his injury, the Cowboys gave up 198 yards on the ground with all of that coming from New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley in their first game of the season.

Woods’s ability to get up the field quickly and take up blocks was also a big help for both Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith who were being talked about as the best young linebacker duo in the league. Without him, they haven’t been able to get to the ball carriers due to them taking on more offensive lineman.

Now getting Woods back isn’t going to completely solve the Cowboys’ defensive problems, but it will give them the ability to start taking away offenses running games and forcing them to start passing the ball again.

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With the Dallas Cowboys heading to New Jersey to face the reeling 0-4 New York Jets, it couldn’t be a better time to get this defense back in line. But they will have to try to stop star running back Le’Veon Bell for that to happen. Let’s hope Antwaun Woods is back at 100 percent because to stop Bell they are going to need him.