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Cowboys Player Responds To Getting Sent Home By Jason Garrett

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Despite an NFC East-leading 4-4 record this season, the playoffs are hardly a sure thing for the Dallas Cowboys. With that in mind, head coach Jason Garrett is apparently not accepting anything less than a complete effort in practice.

To that end, Garrett reportedly sent two players home for showing up late to meetings this week.

According to USA Today's Jori Epstein, defensive tackles Trysten Hill and Antwaun Woods were sent home after showing up late to a team meeting on Tuesday.

While Hill would not comment on the situation, Woods was a little more candid and acted a lot more accountable.

Speaking to Epstein, Woods called showing up late "a mistake" and pledged that it wouldn't happen again. Woods said he respected Garrett's decision and didn't mind being held accountable.

"If my team's working, I need to be working," he said.

Woods has started half of the Cowboys' games this season, registered a handful of tackles, one quarterback hit and a fumble recovery.

Hill has appeared in four games and has several tackles and quarterback hits to his credit.

Dallas heads into Week 9 seeking a win over the rival New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. That game will be played on Monday Night Football.