Dallas Cowboys: Was the Ha Ha Clinton-Dix signing a good move?

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Chicago Bears (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Chicago Bears (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /
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In two days, the Dallas Cowboys signed two outside free agents. One of them was safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. But was signing him the right move?

Patience is a virtue. That is something that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones learned during his tenure in the NFL. That and not to chase after the biggest fish.

He showed this in the signing of safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. He wasn’t the safety that every team was drooling over, and nothing was rushed. Was signing Ha Ha a good move?

Career to Date

It was the first round in the 2014 draft when Clinton-Dix heard his name called by the Green Bay Packers. Six years later, he signs a contract to join America’s team.

The former first-rounder has enjoyed a good career thus far. Most will remember it during his time in Green Bay. That’s because he spent four seasons there before being traded to the Washington Redskins halfway through what would have been his fifth full season with the Packers.

His time in Green Bay was highlighted by his Pro Bowl 2016 season. This saw him pick off five passes while batting away seven, and making 80 tackles. His interceptions and passes defended from that season still stand as his career-best.

His trophy cabinet is not full. He has never been amongst the best at his position, outside of his 2016 season. He has, however, been a consistently good player, just not out of this world.

That’s why he has had at least 78 tackles in every season. That’s also why he has at least one interception in every season he played. I guess you can call him Ha Ha Clinton-Picks.

Like I said, not amazing stats but they are good. Last season Ha Ha played for the Chicago Bears and enjoyed yet another good season.

You can argue the team helped, but he did do his part on the great defense. Two interceptions with one returned for a touchdown and five passes defended. There were a career-low 78 tackles, but something makes up for that.

Last season, Clinton-Dix held opposing quarterbacks to a 59.1 percent completion percentage and a 67.0 passer rating. A 10.3 percent missed tackle percentage isn’t too good, but an 11.0 yards per completion is good.

Also, add in the playoff experience when playing on the Packers. He picked off three passes in seven games. The experience is a very valuable asset.