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Darren Woodson will join Ring of Honor

Dallas Cowboys safety Darren Woodson will become the 21st member of the Ring of Honor.
Dallas Cowboys safety Darren Woodson will become the 21st member of the Ring of Honor. FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM

OXNARD, Calif. _ Former safety Darren Woodson will be the next member of the Dallas Cowboys’ Ring of Honor.

Woodson will be inducted at halftime of the Nov. 1 game against Seattle at AT&T Stadium.

“This is where it all started for me,” said Woodson, who attended the news conference with his son, D.J., Tuesday at training camp. “I love this organization and have always loved this organization.”

The hard-hitting Woodson played for the Cowboys from 1992-2003. He was a four-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowl pick. He played on six division championship teams and won three Super Bowls.

“When you win a championship, you’re forever intertwined with your teammates,” Woodson said. “Same with the Jones family. We’re a fraternity.”

Woodson had 23 interceptions for 271 yards in his career. He played in 178 games over 12 seasons. He retired as the Cowboys all-time leading tackler.

“I felt at some point it was going to happen (join the Ring of Honor). I didn’t know when,” Woodson said. “I don’t know at any point during my career that I wanted to leave this organization.

Woodson said he found out about the honor two days ago.

“I’ve always dreamed of this,” Woodson said. “It’s been 21 years, but it’s here.”

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and Woodson were teammates on those championship teams of the 1990s.

“He has every intangible. His physical and mental toughness was rare,” Garrett said. “He had tremendous work ethic and passion for the game. His personality was contagious.”

’Boys in the Ring of Honor

The 21 members in the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor:

Honoree

Pos.

Year

Troy Aikman

QB

2005

Larry Allen

OL

2011

Tony Dorsett

RB

1994

Charles Haley

DE

2011

Cliff Harris

S

2004

Bob Hayes

WR

2001

Chuck Howley

LB

1977

Michael Irvin

WR

2005

Lee Roy Jordan

LB

1989

Tom Landry

Coach

1993

Bob Lilly

DT

1975

Don Meredith

QB

1976

Drew Pearson

WR

2011

Don Perkins

RB

1976

Mel Renfro

DB

1981

Tex Schramm

Pres./GM

2003

Emmitt Smith

RB

2005

Roger Staubach

QB

1983

Randy White

DT

1994

Darren Woodson

S

2015

Rayfield Wright

OT

2004

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