Ahmad Dixon ready to get back on the field

Posted Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014  comments  Print Reprints
A

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Former Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon has had a good week of practice and is ready to get back on the field against the Dolphins after missing last week’s game as punishment.

Dixon wasn’t technically suspended for the Baltimore game, but he was held out by the Cowboys as discipline for being tardy to a walk-through practice the day before the game.

“He responded better,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He ran around. It’s an important week for him to come back and get himself in the mix and do what we are asking him to do. We have been pleased.”

The one-game benching was a huge setback to the momentum Dixon gained following an eye-opening, 11-tackle performance in the preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers. The Cowboys had planned on giving the seventh-round pick some looks with the first-team defense in place of J.J. Wilcox.

Wilcox has since solidified his spot as a starter with a strong effort against the Ravens last Saturday.

Dixon is now focused on getting back in the team’s good graces and earning a spot on the roster. He says he has learned his lesson and understands the difference between the college game and what it means to be a pro.

“It’s different,” Dixon said. “When you’re in college, a lot of your coaches are more like buddies to you. They call and check in and making sure everything is all good, but here you’re on your own. Nobody is making sure you’re up, nobody is babying you. You’ve got to do it all on your own and you’ve got to be a pro.”

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?




Saturday, September 20Full Scoreboard
Los Angeles 9/20 1:05 PM ET
Chicago Cubs TV: FOX
Detroit 9/20 1:05 PM ET
Kansas City TV: FOX
Toronto 9/20 4:05 PM ET
NY Yankees TV: RSN, YES, MLB Network
Philadelphia 9/20 4:05 PM ET
Oakland TV: CSN-PHI, CSN-CA, MLB Net
Arizona 9/20 4:10 PM ET
Colorado TV: FSN-AZ, ROOT-RM
Boston 9/20 7:05 PM ET
Baltimore TV: NESN, MASN
Milwaukee 9/20 7:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh TV: FSN-WI, ROOT-PIT
NY Mets 9/20 7:10 PM ET
Atlanta TV: WPIX, FSN-S
Seattle 9/20 7:10 PM ET
Houston TV: ROOT-NW, CSN-HOU
Washington 9/20 7:10 PM ET
Miami TV: MASN, FSN-FL
Cleveland 9/20 7:10 PM ET
Minnesota TV: STO, FSN-N
Chicago WSox 9/20 7:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay TV: CSN-CHI
Cincinnati 9/20 7:15 PM ET
St. Louis TV: FS1
San Francisco 9/20 8:40 PM ET
San Diego TV: CSN-BA, FSN-SD, MLB Net
Texas 9/20 9:05 PM ET
LA Angels TV: FSN-SW, FSN-W, MLB Net
Full Scoreboard
Saturday, September 20Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard
Week 3Full Scoreboard
Thursday
Tampa Bay14Final | Box
Atlanta «56Gridiron Replay
Sunday
San Diego 1:00 PM ET
Buffalo TV: CBS
Tennessee 1:00 PM ET
Cincinnati TV: CBS
Baltimore 1:00 PM ET
Cleveland TV: CBS
Green Bay 1:00 PM ET
Detroit TV: FOX
Indianapolis 1:00 PM ET
Jacksonville TV: CBS
Oakland 1:00 PM ET
New England TV: CBS
Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
New Orleans TV: FOX
Houston 1:00 PM ET
NY Giants TV: CBS
Washington 1:00 PM ET
Philadelphia TV: FOX
Dallas 1:00 PM ET
St. Louis TV: FOX
San Francisco 4:05 PM ET
Arizona TV: FOX
Kansas City 4:25 PM ET
Miami TV: CBS
Denver 4:25 PM ET
Seattle TV: CBS
Pittsburgh 8:30 PM ET
Carolina TV: NBC
Monday
Chicago 8:30 PM ET
NY Jets TV: ESPN
Full Scoreboard
Saturday, September 20Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard