By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Dallas Cowboys have released free safety Ha’Sean “Ha Ha” Clinton-Dix. He had signed with the team in March.
When he signed with the Cowboys, as a free agent, he signed a one-year, $3.75 million deal with the team. Due to his release, the team saves $1.5 million by making this move.
However, they will be responsible for $2.25 million in dead cap space after paying Clinton-Dix that in guaranteed money when he signed with the team.
Clinton-Dix is the second Cowboys player, who was released after signing in the off-season. Due to an injury out in his contract, Dallas released Gerald McCoy.
The free safety plays the same position as a player, who has been linked to the Cowboys. Dallas is considered the front-runner to sign Earl Thomas, who was previously released by the Baltimore Ravens following a fight with Chuck Clark, his former teammate.
The 27-year-old will now try to find employment before the start of the new season. Teams have to decide on their 53-man rosters by this weekend.
Clinton-Dix has bounced around after beginning his career with the Green Bay Packers, who drafted him in the first-round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Following his Packers tenure, he played for the Chicago Bears and the Washington Redskins, who are now known as the Washington Football Team.
He has appeared in 96 games, including 90 starts in his career. Clinton-Dix has made 522 tackles, including eight tackles for a loss and eight quarterback hits.
The Orlando, Florida native has 5.5 sacks with 16 interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. He also has four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown. Clinton-Dix also has 33 pass deflections.