The Darren Woodson Show

By Darren Woodson

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There is no “cookie-cutter” approach to success. Every person’s journey is different, filled with unique challenges and triumphs. Hosted by former All-Pro Dallas Cowboys’ safety and ESPN analyst, “The Darren Woodson Show” is not your typical motivational podcast. Darren, friends, and guests cut through the BS and share the real stories of elite athletes and experts from across all industries. You will be entertained, learn something new, and leave encouraged to push through whatever adversity lies between you and your goals.

Episode Date
Being Present

It’s easy to let your mind drift to the future or back to the past but extremely difficult to stay in the moment and appreciate what is happening now, right in front of you. 

Jun 03, 2020
Jay Harris - ESPN

Jay Harris joined ESPN in February 2003 as a SportsCenter anchor and is most often seen as anchor of the Saturday and Sunday morning editions of the program. 

May 31, 2020
What It’s Like Signing a $36 Million Contract

What is it like to become a millionaire over night? What is it like to be in contract negotiations with Jerry Jones? When you have finally “made it”, how do you spend your money? In this episode, we discuss Darren’s second contract which made him the highest paid safety in the NFL.   

May 27, 2020
Darryl Smith – Former U.S. Marine Captain

Darryl Smith is a former U.S. Marine captain where he saw combat in DESERT STORM and was awarded two Navy-Marine Core Commendation Medals for superior service. He currently lives in Dallas, TX with his wife and daughter and is the President of Global Portfolio Operations at Skyview Capital.

May 24, 2020
What It's Really Like Getting Cut in the NFL

Hardknocks and ESPN don’t do it justice. In our first edition of Behind the Scenes, hear what it’s really like to get cut in the NFL and have to uproot your family and your life in the matter of one phone call.   

May 21, 2020
Matt Forte – NFL Running Back

Matt Forte is a former NFL running back and 2nd all-time leading career rusher for the Chicago Bears. He and his wife, Danielle, have two children and still live in and serve the community of Chicago. 

May 17, 2020
Being Coachable

How do you receive criticism and coaching? Do you get defensive and emotional or do you take the feedback and apply it in ways to improve your performance? In this episode, we discuss aspects of receiving feedback and the importance of being coachable.  

May 13, 2020
Rich Froning – CrossFit Mayhem

 Rich Froning is a multi-year CrossFit Games champion, husband, father, servant, and business owner. Listen in as we discuss his first year of competition, as well as what he is up to now and his plans after his competing days are over. 

May 10, 2020
I Want It Now

In a world where everything comes instantly and waiting seems like an unfair ask, it’s easy to carry the mentality of “I Want It Now” into every aspect of your life. This becomes a problem when you expect immediate career, fitness, or personal success and forget there is a certain amount of work that needs to be put in first. 

May 06, 2020
Derek Barnes – BDM Genetics

We sit down with BDM Genetics founder Derek Barnes to learn about the fast-rising world of CBD. 

May 03, 2020
Getting Punched in the Mouth

How do you react when life “punches you in the mouth”? You have two choices: fold or punch back.

Apr 29, 2020
Zack Hughes – Green Beret/Elite Meet

Zack Hughes was a Green Beret who served in Afghanistan until he was injured by an RPG attack, forcing him to retire from the military. He is now the COO of Elite Meet, an organization which connects elite veterans with employment opportunities post-military.

Apr 26, 2020
I Don’t Feel Like It

“I don’t feel like working out.” “I don’t feel like making that sales call.” “I don’t feel like studying for that test.” It’s completely normal to have these thoughts, but how do you react when they enter your mind? What separates successful people from others is their ability to act despite “not feeling like” acting. 

Apr 22, 2020
Tyrone Crawford – Dallas Cowboys

Tyrone Crawford is a defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. Hear how he went from his small, Canadian hometown to junior college in California where he was hospitalized after a house party stabbing, to becoming a 9-year NFL veteran and team leader. 

Apr 17, 2020
The “Dawg” in You

Everyone has a “dawg” inside of them. The “dawg” is the extra level you take your mind to when challenges arise. Listen in as we discuss how to discover your inner “dawg”.

Apr 16, 2020
Cody Bellinger - LA Dodgers

We sit down with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder and reigning National League MVP to hear about how he and his team are adjusting to the delayed start of the season as well as his journey to becoming one of the top young stars in the MLB.

Apr 12, 2020
The New Normal

We are all adjusting to the new routine of the Covid-19 quarantine restrictions. Join us as we discuss the struggles we are facing, our outlook on the future, and the silver linings we have discovered through the process. 

Apr 07, 2020
Tyler Clutts - "The Green Couch"

From hometown hero in college, Canadian football, and the long road to the NFL, nothing about his journey was “normal” or easy. Join us as we learn more about the story of former NFL fullback, Tyler Clutts.

Apr 04, 2020
I'll Be Happy When...

We all have struggled with the concept of “I’ll be Happy When…”. “I’ll be happy when I get that promotion” or “I’ll be happy when I make X amount of money” or “I’ll be happy when I live in my dream house”. The problem is we get so focused on the end goal and forget to enjoy the journey. Join us as we discuss how we work through and combat this mindset. 

Mar 30, 2020
Jake Schick - U.S. Marine/22 Kill

A severe war injury led to 46 surgeries, 23 blood transfusions, PTSD, and multiple months of pain killer and alcohol addiction to cope with the pain. Hear the amazing journey of Jake Schick and how he is helping countless veterans fight their own battles through his organization, 22 Kill.

Mar 23, 2020
New Beginnings

Part Two of former All-Pro and ESPN Analyst Darren Woodson’s life story. From growing up in Phoenix to the big stage of the NFL, learn how Darren turned himself into one of the greatest Dallas Cowboys of all time and about how he has transitioned to life after football.

Mar 15, 2020
Water Hose

Part One of former All-Pro and ESPN Analyst Darren Woodson’s life story. From the projects of Phoenix to the big time of the NFL, learn how Darren turned himself into one of the greatest Dallas Cowboys of all time and about how he has transitioned to life after football.  

Mar 02, 2020