Cowboys’ Xavier Woods fined $28K for hit on Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery
Xavier Woods won’t be playing a snap of football today as the Cowboys will be taking their bye week. However, the issues that resulted from last week haven’t left him alone just yet.
According to Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk, the Cowboys’ strong safety was slapped with a fine worth $28,075 for the unnecessary roughness he made during his tackle on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. His tackle happened during the only touchdown the Eagles managed at AT&T Stadium, and referees thought his hit on the defenseless wide receiver was excessive.
However, that wasn’t the only talking point that got fans buzzing about the game. What people got interested was the altercation that happened the next play between him and one of the Eagles’ athletic trainer.
Fans thought that there was something about the verbal jabs between the two. He dismissed it as nothing special.
“He put his hands on me, and that’s enough,” Woods said. “You don’t do that to me.”
Woods said he didn’t know if an official broke it up or what happened after that. Neither team was penalized for the disagreement, which ended quickly.
“I don’t really know,” Woods said. “I was caught up in the moment. Just something you don’t do.”
Fans are thankful that Woods was only slapped with a fine. He’s an important cog of the Cowboys defense as he’s made 39 tackles, a sack, and forced a fumble in only six appearances. He will be counted upon to make those same plays when they play the New York Giants next week.