Many, myself included, playfully regard Dallas Cowboys safety Jeff Heath as the greatest player of all time. Under that pretense, the Cowboys will reportedly be without the GOAT (who’s been in concussion protocol) this Sunday against the Eagles.
Cowboys safety Jeff Heath has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Eagles. Xavier Woods will start in his place— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) November 17, 2017
Jeff Heath has been, well, what’s the word, okay for the Cowboys in certain stretches. He’s shown an ability to make some big plays at safety, and he’s always done well on special teams.
This of course includes serving as the team’s emergency kicker, a role which he actually had to fulfill earlier this season in San Francisco. Whatever you regard Jeff Heath to be, it appears it will be absent this Sunday night.
What that means is that a door is suddenly open for rookie sixth round pick Xavier Woods. Many Cowboys fans have screamed for Woods to start over even a healthy Heath, and now we’re finally going to get to see what that looks like.
Xavier Woods is coming off of a game in Atlanta that saw him record his first career interception, an incredible diving effort that we’ll all remember for quite some time. The pressure will be high though as the Cowboys host the NFL’s best team in the Philadelphia Eagles and an MVP candidate in their quarterback Carson Wentz.
Also, this on Tyron Smith.
Jason Garrett expects Tyron Smith to go through individual work before practice today. They’ll see how he feels and if that merits more work at practice today #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) November 17, 2017
What say you, BTB? Do you have confidence in the X-Man?