This week, the Colts beefed up their Defensive Line by signing former Dallas Cowboy and Tennessee Titan Defensive Tackle Antwaun Woods. Woods, a 6-foot-1, 310 pound DT out of USC, rejoins the AFC South after playing in the NFC East for the Dallas Cowboys from 2018-2020.
In his three seasons with Dallas (39 games and 32 starts), Woods (28) had 83 tackles, 2.5 sacks, eight quarterback hits, and four tackles for loss. He played between 46 and 60 percent of their defensive snaps in the games he played. Additionally, he also started in both of the team’s playoff games in January 2019, recording seven tackles and one quarterback hit against the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams.
Woods started his career back in 2016 with the Titans as an undrafted prospect who appeared in one game his rookie season. Then, in the 2017 season, he spent most of his time between the Active Roster and Practice Squad while battling injuries. In May of 2018, the Titans waived him and he was picked up right away by the Dallas Cowboys.
This year, he was a restricted free agent who signed his tender (a one-year contract) on April 22 to stay in Dallas, before being released a month later in May right after the 2021 NFL Draft.
As a Colt, Woods now has a chance to start and add depth as a key rotational piece for a Defensive Line that currently has eight Defensive Tackles. He should be a force to reckon with for opposing offenses this season.