Dallas Cowboys release Antwaun Woods after selecting two DTs in 2021 NFL draft

FRISCO, Texas -- The remaking of the Dallas Cowboys' defense continued Wednesday with the release of nose tackle Antwaun Woods, who started 32 games from 2018 to 2020. Woods was set to make $2.1 million under the restricted free agent tender he received earlier this offseason. He was credited with 33 tackles, one sack and four quarterback pressures last season, starting seven of 14 games. He joined the Cowboys in 2018 after being waived by the Tennessee Titans and outperformed expectations, starting 15 games in his first season. At 6-foot-1, 310 pounds, Woods was more of a fit in how the Cowboys wanted their defensive tackles in Rod Marinelli's scheme. The Cowboys selected Kentucky's Quinton Bohanna, who is 6-4, 327 pounds, in the sixth round. In the fourth round, the Cowboys drafted defensive tackle Osa Odighizuwa, but he is projected as an interior pass-rusher. The Cowboys also waived cornerback Saivion Smith, who spent time on the active roster and practice squad last season.

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