The reunion of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Mike McCarthy has ended before it could start.
Despite the franchise signing Clinton-Dix to a one-year contract in April, the Dallas Cowboys decided to release him from his deal on Thursday.
News came via Todd Archer of ESPN, as the former Alabama safety is a free agent once again.
Signed in March to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million, veteran safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was released by the Cowboys Thursday, according to multiple sources. Clinton-Dix was guaranteed $2.25 million as part of the deal but his release opens $1.5 million… https://t.co/qfwixzYsQe
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) September 3, 2020
He’s in his seventh NFL season and with the Cowboys pulling the plug, Clinton-Dix is looking for his fifth team. A native of Orlando, Fla., he was taken in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He spent five years (2014-18) with McCarthy, earning NFL All-Rookie team honors (2014) and a Pro Bowl invitation in 2016. Clinton-Dix recorded 378 career tackles, 25 pass breakups and 14 interceptions in 119 games, to help the Packers win two NFC North titles in 2014 and 2016.
In being traded to Washington (2018) and signing with the Chicago Bears (2019), he had success yet no playoff appearance.
People thought that getting Clinton-Dix back with McCarthy would help the Cowboys, but it does not seem to be the case.
He was a five-star at Alabama from 2011 to 2013.
Clinton-Dix had six career interceptions, 10 pass breakups and 99 total tackles. He was on a Southeastern Conference title team in 2012 and two BCS National Championship rosters in 2011 and 2012.
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