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Sunday, September 5, 2010
Marcus Dixon signs with the Jets

By Calvin Watkins

Another player released by the Cowboys, defensive end Marcus Dixon, was signed today by the New York Jets.

Dixon said he was disappointed to get cut by the Cowboys, but is excited about New York.

During training camp, Dixon told his roommate Manuel Johnson it would be fun to play in New York after watching  the HBO series Hard Knocks with the New York Jets.

"I was watching it and said it might be fun to play for Rex [Ryan]," Dixon said of the Jets' coach.

Dixon spent two seasons on the Cowboys' practice squad and was hopeful he could make the 53-man roster in 2010.

But after he was cut -- Cowboys had an abundance of ends in Jason Hatcher, Marcus Spears, Igor Olshansky and Stephen Bowen -- the team told Dixon a third year on the practice squad wasn't an option.