Overcoming Adversity: A Q&A With Cowboys’ DE Marcus Dixon

February 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As fans, we often know so much about our favorite players without actually knowing them. We can rattle off their 40-yard dash times, college stats, and on-field strengths and weaknesses, but we truly know little about the people under the pads. This is a modest attempt to get to know one Cowboys player, defensive end Marcus Dixon, just a little better.
Dixon spent last year on the practice squad. With defensive ends Marcus Spears, Stephen Bowen, and Jason Hatcher all restricted free agents, Dixon has a tremendous opportunity to take a huge leap forward in the coming seasons. The Cowboys may or may not retain all three of these RFA's, but Marcus is ready to seize any opportunities he is given, planning to join the defensive end rotation and contribute on special teams.
Intelligent and an athletic freak, Marcus has all of the tools needed to thrive in the NFL.  But it is his work ethic, his positive spirit, and his ability to respond to adversity which will be t...

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