Dallas Cowboys rookie S Ahmad Dixon was one of the few players to have a positive performance in the first preseason game of the year. He finished the game with 12 tackles and has earned some reps with the first team. He was slowed by a concussion for the last few days, but he is back on the practice field and is getting the work with the 1s.
Coach Jason Garrett shared his thoughts on the rookie:
“He is a run-and-hit guy who showed up on defense in college,” Garrett said. “He showed up in the kicking game in college. It’s hard sometimes to see those traits in practice. Sometimes you see a player like that, you see his flaws. You see the things he doesn’t do well, and then he doesn’t have the opportunity to be the physical that you have seen and you want him to be. – ESPN
Dixon will get his shot to get some reps with the first team on Saturday against the Baltimore Ravens. The Cowboys defense didn’t have many highlights, but Dixon did bring a glimmer of hope to that side of the ball.