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Cowboys legend Darren Woodson no longer with ESPN

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Dallas Cowboys legend Darren Woodson, one of the most recognizable faces at ESPN is stepping down from his position. Woodson joined ESPN over 14 years ago but has announced he is leaving sometime in May to focus on his real estate business.

“My commercial real estate business in Frisco, Texas has grown in recent years, so much so that I have decided to focus more of my time on this,” Woodson writes via Pro Football Talk. “As I conclude this unforgettable chapter of my life, I thank everyone at ESPN for their friendship and for the knowledge they imparted on me, and for making my experience as an NFL analyst with the company so enjoyable.”

Woodson was a second-round pick of the Cowboys in 1992 and enjoyed a standout career with them. He spent his entire year in the Cowboy blue and won three Super Bowls during his time. After retiring, he quickly joined ESPN and climbed up the ladder to be a well-respected member of media.

During his time with ESPN, Woodson appeared on shows like NFL Live, SportsCenter, and First Take. Seth Markman, the Vice President of Production for ESPN, said the whole ESPN crew will miss working with him and one day will look forward to when he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“Darren’s longevity as an ESPN analyst the past 14 years speaks to his passion for football and how adept he is at sharing his knowledge of the game,” said Seth Markman via 247 Sports. “Our NFL team will miss him moving forward but we wish him all the best as he focuses on his real estate business back home in Texas. We also look forward to one day celebrating him in Canton when he is recognized for his Hall of Fame playing career.”