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Cowboys rookie Ahmad Dixon fined for preseason hit

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Cowboys safety Ahmad Dixon has been fined $22,050 for his hit on Dolphins receiver Matt Hazel on Saturday, according to multiple reports. 

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the NFL ruled Dixon struck "a defenseless player in the head and neck area."

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Dixon was selected in the seventh round of this year's draft out of Baylor. He is listed as the Cowboys' third strong safety. 

Dixon earned First Team All-Big 12 and First Team All-America honors as a senior.

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Dixon will be allowed to appeal his fine, as it is larger than 25 percent of his weekly salary.

- Dan Gartland