One of the negative things to emerge from the Dallas Cowboys getting their second win of the 2019 season in Washington was an injury to defensive tackle Antwaun Woods.
Woods went down during the game and people immediately held their breath. After the game ended Woods noted that he was alright, but those are the types of things that you never really know until you know. Unfortunately, now we know.
ESPN’s Todd Archer reported late on Sunday night that Wood has a sprained MCL. This is not ideal, but it’s far from the end of the world.
Nose tackle Antwaun Woods has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and will undergo more testing on Monday to determine the severity. He did not return after getting hurt in the first half with Christian Covington taking over nose tackle. Second-round pick Trysten Hill should be active if Woods has to miss a portion of time. Hill has yet to play this season.
Dallas drafted Trysten Hill with their first selection in the 2019 Draft, but the second-rounder has yet to be active for a game. Part of the reason Dallas drafts the way that they do is to have depth because injuries happen throughout the game of football.
Hopefully Monday’s testing reveals that Woods’ injury isn’t as bad as one might think it is. He’s am important part of the Cowboys defense and nobody ever wants to see someone hurt.
Update: 10:45pm ET
Shortly after we published the news on Antwaun Woods, the Dallas Morning News reported that wide receiver Michael Gallup also needs an MRI on his knee.
Adding to the injury list this evening is WR Michael Gallup needs a MRI on his knee a source says.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) September 16, 2019
Monday is going to be a long day of waiting.