The Dallas Cowboys are desperate to fix one position on the team.
Cowboys special teams coordinator John Fassel spoke to reporters Saturday as the team wrapped up its rookie minicamp, and he addressed the grim situation surrounding the kicking situation. In fact, he did not mince words when talking about how desperate the team is to find a kicker.
Tristan Vizcaino, who has only attempted 12 field goals in his NFL career, is the only kicker on Dallas’ roster.
“We have Tristan on the roster. Anybody else on Earth who is not on the team right now, is under consideration,” Fassel said with a laugh. “That’s everyone really. I think we have a lot of different guys that we’re still looking at—XFL, USFL, veterans on the street, younger guys who still haven’t found a way.”
John Fassel also didn’t rule out bringing back Brett Maher, who shockingly missed four extra points during his team’s wild-card win over the Buccaneers in January. He was better the following week against the 49ers but missed his lone extra-point attempt in Dallas’s loss in the divisional round.
Maher is no slouch, despite his bad moment. During the 2022 regular season, though, Maher went 29-for-32 (90.6%) for field goals and 50-for-53 (94.3%) on extra points.
“I think everything’s on the table,” he said. “Let’s face it. If you look at Brett, he had a great year. He had a bad game. But he played 22 games. But he had a bad game and a half. I think everybody’s on the table. I’m proud of what Brett did here. If he gets a shot here or somewhere else, I’m sure he’ll perform well.”
The Cowboys have time to locate a seasoned kicker for the 2023 season, but the open competition might be highly appealing for a franchise that is constantly looking for fresh and imaginative ways to stay in the spotlight.
After finishing 12-5, earning second place in the NFC East, and advancing to the NFC divisional round, the Cowboys have their work cut out for them.
The Philadelphia Eagles, who are fresh off a Super Bowl appearance, are likely even better coming into a new season.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.