The first two weeks of free agency brought six new players for the Dallas Cowboys, and a third of them belong to a certain position group. While there are technically two new defensive tackles in Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe, the Cowboys also signed two kickers, Kai Forbath and Greg Zuerlein. The former was obviously a re-signing as Forbath played three games for the Cowboys in 2019, and the latter is a new name with ties to new special teams coordinator John Fassel.
Many people are wondering why the Cowboys would sign two kickers. Theoretically you only need one, and while there are definitely usually two around at times like training camp, they are rarely two with experience to the degree that Forbath and Zuerlein have.
What’s more is that Zuerlein was signed second and to a three-year, $7.5M deal. Why would the Cowboys commit (and do so more heavily) with their second kicker?
We have a theory that we explained in the latest video on the Blogging the Boys YouTube Channel. You can subscribe to the channel right here for all sorts of updates, breakdowns, film reviews, and more.
Which kicker are you more excited about?
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