What is the legendary Dallas Cowboys' Safety, Darren Woodson, doing now?

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Left to right NFL vice president Merton Hanks, Darren Woodson and Michael Irvin pose with the Pro Bowl trophy after the 2015 Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 25, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

Darren Woodson is a Dallas Cowboys legend. He embodies the golden age of Dallas football. The Cowboys drafted Woodson in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft. It was one of the greatest decisions in Cowboys history.

Woodson was all you could ask for in a safety. But he was a lot more than that for the Cowboys. Woodson was a leader in the locker room and a stabilizing presence for a volatile franchise.

Coming out of Arizona State University, Darren Woodson wasn't a heralded prospect heading into the 1992 NFL Draft. By the end of his career, it was clear that he had proved all the teams that passed on him wrong.

We will be shining a light on what the Hall of Famer has been doing to keep himself busy. So without further ado, let's look at what the Cowboys legend has been up to.

What is Darren Woodson doing now?

Darren Woodson took up a job as a football analyst for ESPN in 2005. This was a year after he retired from the NFL. Woodson was a solid and dependable member of the ESPN team, hardly ever missing a segment during his time there.

He appeared on "NFL Live” and “SportsCenter." He also participated in the network's coverage of the Super Bowl, NFL Draft and NFL training camp specials. Woodson left the network in 2019 when he retired from broadcasting.

Following his retirement from broadcasting, Woodson took up a job at the Dallas Cowboy World Headquarters - The Star, Cresa's primary office in Frisco, Texas. He serves as the Managing Principal and is an active Board member.

He is directly involved with the firm’s overall vision, growth, and strategy. Woodson focuses on locating, developing, and defining business relationships across various industries and markets.

Woodson also partakes in several hobbies and passions. He hosts the "One Shot" podcast and is a spokesperson for the C5 Texas Youth Development program.

Darren Woodson's NFL Playing Legacy

Darren Woodson developed a reputation in the NFL as a fast, skillful, and versatile safety for the Dallas Cowboys. He entered the league as a rapid defender on the dominating Dallas Cowboys teams of the early 1990s. He ensured that opposing quarterbacks thought twice about throwing the ball in his direction.

Later in his career, Woodson developed a better-rounded skillset that relied less on speed but anticipation. He remained a key member of the Cowboys well into the twenty-first century, and remained a starter until his last game. Woodson retired in 2003, having played for only one franchise in his entire career.

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