The Dallas Cowboys’ struggles with the kicking game continue.
It seems to have become a theme in Big D in recent years, as the Cowboys’ kicking game has continued to fail them when called upon in the biggest moments. Last season, it was Brett Maher missing four extra points in a Wild Card win against the Buccaneers, before missing another in a Divisional Round loss to the 49ers.
That led to the team parting ways with Maher, and they’re having a tough time finding his replacement.
According to the latest report from ESPN, the Cowboys released kicker Tristan Vizcaino on Monday after he went 22-for-35 on his attempts during eight padded practice — including a disappointing 4-of-8 at Saturday’s practice.
The move leaves the Cowboys with Brandon Aubrey as the only remaining kicker on their roster at the moment.
That shouldn’t inspire much confidence in Cowboys fans or their front office, as the former USFL kicker has connected on just 26 of his 35 attempts at training camp, including just one of three in “end-of-game situations” on Saturday.
There are still some notable kickers who remain free agents, like Mason Crosby and Robbie Gould. Whether the Cowboys decide to go the veteran route or look for a new, younger kicker who they can hopefully rely on for years remains to be seen.
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