The Dallas Cowboys made a few people scratch their heads during free agency when they re-signed kicker Kai Forbath and then signed kicker Greg Zuerlein. While it doesn’t get a lot of respect from some people, the kicker position is critically important to the success of a football team. Look no further than the 2019 Dallas Cowboys for an example of this as they tried week in and week out to make Brett Maher a thing, much to their own demise. It wasn’t until the aforementioned Forbath arrived late in the season that things stabilized, but that isn’t to say that Dallas didn’t at least have one other option.
The Cowboys had Tristan Vizcaino on their roster, but they ultimately decided to waive him on the eve of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Roster move on draft eve: Cowboys waived kicker Tristan Vizcaino, who was signed to a futures deal in January. Cowboys have two veteran kickers now: Greg Zuerlein and Kai Forbath.— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) April 22, 2020
With all due respect to Vizcaino, things at kicker were always going to come down to Kai Forbath and Greg Zuerlein. New special teams coordinator John Fassel is going to have to lead the group that figures out who is best, hopefully they all make the right choice.