Vikings Add Cowboys 7th Round Pick Ahmad Dixon to Practice Squad


The Vikings made another practice squad move on Wednesday, announcing that they have picked up Dallas Cowboys seventh round pick Ahmad Dixon and released OT Mike Remmers.

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A safety out of Baylor, Dixon had what you might call an up-and-down preaseason with the Cowboys.

The up: Dixon led the Cowboys with 12 tackles in their preseason opener. Quite an auspicious beginning for the rookie. Kind of makes you wonder why Dallas cut him.

Oh, that leads us to the down: Dixon was benched after showing up late to a walk through. He was then fined $22,000 for hitting a defenseless receiver in the third preseason game.

So, Dixon likes to hit. That’s nice. He also doesn’t show up on-time for practice. Not nice.

One assumes there were probably other negative situations between Dixon and the Cowboys. There always are.

Dallas’ loss is the Vikings’ potential gain. First thing’s first: let’s see if Dixon shows up on time for his first practice.

If Dixon can clear the hurdle of showing up, maybe Mike Zimmer and the Vikings can get his head straightened out. The kid looks like he has some talent.

Like Antone Exum, Dixon is a hard-hitting young safety. Zimmer seems to like those hard-hitting young safeties.