Former Buckeye Johnnie Dixon Signs With Dallas Cowboys After Tryout

By Colin Hass-Hill on May 24, 2021 at 2:58 pm
Johnnie Dixon

Ten days ago, Johnnie Dixon went to Cleveland for a tryout with the Browns. He left without a contract. 

On Friday, Dixon had another NFL tryout, and this time he impressed enough to earn himself a deal. The former Ohio State wide receiver signed a contract with the Dallas Cowboys, his agent Jason Bernstein announced on Monday afternoon.

Dixon isn't guaranteed a roster spot, but he will have a chance to prove himself now that he's healthy again.

He went undrafted in 2019 and was soon signed as a free agent by the Houston Texas who cut him on Aug. 31 of that year. The Arizona Cardinals picked him up, and he spent his rookie season on their practice squad – though he dealt with a hamstring injury. After the season, he inked a reserve/future contract with them, but he dealt with an abdomen injury and was waived in September 2020 with an injury settlement. 

This time, Dixon's shot to make a case that he belongs in the NFL will come in Dallas.

As a Buckeye, Dixon fought through significant injury issues that threatened his career to record 67 receptions for 1,146 yards and 16 touchdowns across his five-year career. He was a team captain as a redshirt senior.

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