Ahmad Dixon ready to get back on the field

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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.”

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