The Cowboys on Thursday released S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. It's an unfortunate turn for a veteran free agent Dallas signed this offseason to take over for Jeff Heath at SS. But it's not surprising. Multiple reporters mentioned Clinton-Dix trending toward losing the starting gig to Darian Thompson. Clinton-Dix's release makes Thompson a deep IDP sleeper in a role that has seen productive turns under DC Mike Nolan through multiple coaching stops. A 3rd-round pick by the Giants back in 2016, Thompson spent 2 injury-affected years there before spending the past 2 as a reserve with the Cowboys. Thompson will turn just 27 in September, though, and delivered big plays in coverage back at Boise State (19 INTs in 4 seasons, including 12 over his final 2).
Giants rookie FS Darian Thompson suffered a shoulder injury in Saturday's game at Buffalo. ESPN's Jordan Ranaan reports that the team says he'll be evaluated on a "week to week" basis. That's unfortunate for a 3rd-round pick in line to start next to Landon Collins. We'll see how soon Thompson can return. In the meantime, S Nat Berhe looks like the next in line.