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Cowboys Acquire Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, add Much-Needed Depth at S

You can put your money on one thing every season, fans screaming at the top of their lungs at the organization to address the position. The Cowboys brought back Darian Thompson earlier this week to add a little depth, however, a potential starter got inked by just last night.

and the Cowboys agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth four million (2.5 million guaranteed) according to NFL Network’s Jane Slater.

Dix has been in the league since 2014 after the selected him with the 21st overall pick, who were led by new Cowboys . Over the next five seasons, he would tally 14 interceptions, including a career-high five during his breakout season in 2016 when he made the and was a Second-Team All-Pro.

His days on came to an in October of 2018 when he was traded to the for a fourth-round pick. In March of 2019, Dix signed a one-year 5.5 million dollar deal with the where he compiled 78 tackles, two interceptions, five passes defended, and two fumble recoveries.

The addition of Dix does several things for the Cowboys. The first is obvious, it adds depth to a much-needed position, especially with long-time starter with the . It gives the Cowboys their potential starter for 2020 opposite , who's coming off a solid 2019 campaign. Also, it provides the team the chance to take the best player available in the draft instead of possibly reaching for safety, although, if a player such as Alabama's is sitting there you pull the trigger. Other options like Southern Illinois's Jeremy Chinn and Minnesota's will also be in play.

What this would mean is the Cowboys not only got Dix for cheap but they were able to add another young safety to develop along with 2019 sixth-round pick . Smart business if you ask me.

As mentioned earlier, 14 of Dix's 16 career interceptions came playing under McCarthy in Green Bay, which gives encouragement that he'll know how to implement him into 's defensive philosophy. He may not be looked at as the long-term answer, but he provides some stability at safety.

However, if he does play well next season, the Cowboys could bring him back considering his price tag wouldn't be high and squeeze some more valuable years out of him when you factor in that he's only 27 years old.

This was a solid and low-cost addition in an already business period for the Cowboys.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
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Eddie Jones

Now let bring back Michael Bennett and get zek Ansa on a 1year prove it deal and everything else out of the draft. Oh, Jimmy Smith on the corner


Liked retaining Thompson, he is good depth at least and starting potential down the road. He made some good tackles near our goal line last year. Dix is a proven good player and a real nice pick up. Now can concentrate on CB (with Jones leaving), DT and WR (with Cobb leaving and E. Sanders going to Saints) in the draft. Depending on if Gregory comes back, we can also look at DE. I would not leave LB out of the mix, with health concerns and regressions there. Then maybe just go with BEST AVAILABLE.

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