Cowboys seventh round pick Ahmad Dixon was a highly decorated safety coming out of Baylor. A three-year starter for the Bears, he was named both All-Big XII and All-American in 2013.
But going into tonight’s preseason opener with the San Diego Chargers, Dixon knows his special teams work may be the best opportunity he has to make his mark with the coaching staff.
“Oh, yeah, I have to,” Dixon said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “That’s what my role is here right now. I’m all for it. I’m a big team guy, so whatever helps this team win and make the playoffs and Super Bowl, I’m all for.”
Dixon is confident in his safety play, as well. But he understands that he’ll have to prove himself to coaches in that department. However many snaps he sees at safety, that work will begin in earnest in San Diego tonight.
“They know that I’m physical, they know that I can hit and run, but I didn’t get to show them some things in college,” Dixon said. “I need to show that I can play in the middle of the field and my coverage skills, my deep field skills. Those are important and I think I’m progressing very well.”
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