Dallas Cowboys disappointment No. 5
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, SAF
Finally we have the jewel of the free agent haul, Ha Ha Clinton Dix. The Dallas Cowboys finally had the guts to cut ties with “the goat” Jeff Heath this offseason and to the delight of many, replaced him with former first round pick, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
Dix wasn’t supposed to be next Earl Thomas or anything, but he was supposed to be a steady veteran presence to pair with Woods. He was someone who can get his hands on the ball and someone who can play multiple roles.
While I didn’t have as high of expectations as many Cowboys fans, I did figure he’d be at least a slight upgrade to Heath. Well, even that appeared to be wildly optimistic.
Ha Ha couldn’t beat out reserve safety Darian Thompson in camp (a player we know is terrible) and Clinton-Dix was subsequently cut loose. The fact that he’s not playing for anyone else this season is a testament to how far he’s fallen and how foolish the Dallas Cowboys were to put their trust in a player no one else wanted.
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Andy Dalton also deserves mention here. He was signed be the best back-up in the league, but so far, looks like he’s not even the best back-up on the Cowboys. The sample size is small and he was never supposed to be the starter so he gets a pass on this list as well.
The other honorable mention is Connor Williams. He hasn’t lived up to his billing as a top-50 pick and fans have been overly critical of the third-year guard. Saving him is the fact that he’s still extremely young (drafted at age 20) and coming off a major knee injury from late last season. We really shouldn’t have been expecting him to start in Week 1, let alone play like a Pro Bowler.
Did we miss anyone? Excluding injuries, did someone disappoint you more than these guys?