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Jones vows no more high priced kickers

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Mickey Spags reports that Jerry Jones will never  spend big money on a free agent kicker ever again after Vandershank stunk up the place.

 "I know this, you won't see any more money go out on a kicker around here," Jones said on his weekly radio segment on the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network flagship station, The Ticket in Dallas. "It's just too fragile. That's the first time we had done that, and we're just not going to do that any more."

"The reason he was here as long as he was here," Jones said of Vanderjagt, 13 of 18 in his 10 games, "was because of the kind of investment we had in him."

I guess we're going back to the cheap route from now on, however, the word on Gramatica is that he looks pretty good.

Reports from practice have been encouraging about Gramatica, who only arrived in Dallas for his Monday workout. Evidently, Gramatica has been perfect his first two days kicking with the team, and seems to have the necessary pop back in his leg.

That's exactly what Jeff Ireland, the team's vice president of scouting, saw when he spent a couple of days during training camp watching the Patriots practice as part of the two team's scouting exchange. The Patriots, in a tough call, decided to go with fourth-round draft choice Stephen Gostkowski instead of Gramatica, who was returning from the abductor and abdominal muscle surgery that cost him the 2005 season.