The Dallas Cowboys have been rather quiet in free agency for the last several seasons and it’s really not that hard to see why. Team owner Jerry Jones is known for wanting to take risks and a lot of those have blown up in his face.
This is why the majority of their moves as of late haven’t come early in the free agency process. Even so, there are still some big misses — including these 10 signings that didn’t work out at all.
Cowboys 10 worst free agent additions in the last decade
10. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, 2020
After moving on from Ken Hamlin, the Cowboys tried to get cheap at the safety position. They continued to look for late-round picks and undrafted free agents to fill the void left behind.
They did have some success with Jeff Heath proving to be a decent player and Xavier Woods developing into a quality starter. But they just never had that difference-maker.
That’s why the decision to sign Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a one-year, $3.75 million deal was met with such praise. A first-round pick in 2014, Clinton-Dix had 351 tackles and 14 picks in five seasons with the Green Bay Packers.
He was also a former Pro Bowler, earning a trip in 2016. Unfortunately, he never got to play a snap in Dallas.
Clinton-Dix was beaten out by Darian Thompson and found himself released. In the end, Dallas saved just $1.5 million by moving on, meaning they paid him $2.25 million to never suit up.