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:
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