Just last week, the Dallas Cowboys claimed there was no urgency in targeting a free agent at kicker. The training camp battle between Lirim Hajrullahu and Jonathan Garibay has been uninspiring, with the latter barely kicking over 50% through 60 attempts.
It seems like they’re ready to adjust their strategy.
Dallas Morning News reported on Monday the Cowboys are set to host four kicker free agents for a workout. Among those three is Brett Maher, who played for Dallas in 2018 and 2019.
Maher played for eight games with the New Orleans Saints, making 16 out of 18 attempts in 2021. While in Dallas, Maher was inconsistent. Kicking for 80% in his first year with the team and 67% in the second.
The Cowboys are also hosting kickers Matt Ammendola, Cole Murphy, and JJ Molson. Here is a quick look at each of them:
Matt Ammendola: 19 career attempts, good for 68% efficiency in 2021 for the New York Jets.
Cole Murphy: Went 11-for-12 for the USFL Michigan Cardinals.
JJ Molson: No career attempts. Kicked for a career 69% rate, including 57% during his senior season.
As you can conclude from the previous stats, signing a veteran kicker won’t necessarily solve the Dallas Cowboys’ urgent need at such a critical position. But at this point, anything to shake things up in Oxnard should work.
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