The Redskins have signed free agent safety Tony Dixon, the team announced on Saturday. Dixon worked out for team officials on Saturday following the team's mini-camp practice at Redskins Park.
Dixon, 6-1 and 213 pounds, was a second-round (56th overall) selection by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2001 NFL Draft.
During his four-year career in Dallas, he appeared in 53 games and recorded 96 tackles (54 solo), six sacks, 10 pass deflections and one interception. Of his six career sacks, three came during the 2004 season.
Dixon also contributed on special teams, posting 49 tackles during his career. In 2003, he led the Cowboys with 20 special teams tackles.
A three-year starter at safety at Alabama from 1998-2001, Dixon finished his career with the Crimson Tide posting 252 tackles. As a senior free safety, he recorded 90 tackles and two interceptions.