The Cowboys will pick up $1.5 million of cap space with this move.
You can expect there to be a lot of speculation about the Cowboys and free agent S Earl Thomas now that Clinton-Dix is out in Dallas. Although, the Cowboys have said they like their current safeties, so we’ll have to see what comes of this.
Clinton-Dix, 27, was taken with the No. 21 overall pick by the Packers back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $8,338,501 contract when the Packers picked up his fifth-year option.
Green Bay later traded Clinton-Dix to the Redskins in 2018 for a fourth-round pick. He wound up signing a one-year contract with the Bears last year.
Dallas signed Clinton-Dix to a one-year, $4 million deal from the Cowboys with $2.5 million fully guaranteed this past March.
In 2019, Clinton-Dix appeared in all 16 games for the Bears and recorded 78 tackles, two interceptions, one defensive touchdown, two forced fumbles and five passes defended. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 19 safety out of 86 qualifying players.