Cowboys To Sign K Greg Zuerlein

Young GZ is headed to Dallas. On Friday, the Cowboys agreed to sign Greg Zuerlein, as Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets

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The kicker will receive a three-year deal with a base value of $7.5MM. That marks a pay bump for Greg The Leg, who averaged about $1.6MM per year on his rookie contract with the Rams, with $2.3MM in base salary in the final year.

Zuerlein will also get to reunite with his old special teams coach, John Fassel. Across eight seasons with the Rams – split evenly between St. Louis and L.A. – Zuerlein connected on 82% of his field goal tries. That number doesn’t quite tell the whole story, however. At his best, Zuerlein is one of the league’s most accurate, as shown by his 95% success rate in 2017. Last year, however, he made only 72.7% of his three-point shots with little luck (5-of-11) from 40-49 yards out.

Last year, Brett Maher and Kai Forbath combined to make 75% of the Cowboys field goals.

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  1. Iago407

    Bears still not wanting a good kicker, not that they have the cap space either way.

  2. bumpy93

    sadly for me and my Eagles, the Cowboys made another nice signing. the loss of Cobb, Jones, and witten will hurt alittle but mcCoy, Poe, Legarron should more then balance it out

    • Mikel Grady

      Don’t worry bumpy93 we will be over paying for Dak soon and be irrelevant for 4 years

      • DarkSide830

        you know, Dak deserves more credit then he gets, but the guy really is just mediorce. to give him a record deal is just a panic maneuver.

        • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

          I agree. I think Dak is better than most of the fans give him credit for and not as good as he thinks he is.

          • lucienbel
            lucienbel

            He falls in that mythical level of talent between what the common fan feels and what he feels himself that no human being can comprehend.

          • dmarcus15

            I agree with you the cowboys should have transition tagged him held out for the 2 1st rounders and drafted a QB and traded for Dalton for gap protection.

        • theeterps

          Totally agree he’s mediocre. I think he gets the proper amount of credit. People are just speaking the truth – making him the highest paid player in the league is an absolute joke. He shouldn’t be top 10.

  3. Jimmy Johnson’s Ghost

    Considering where Dallas ranked in Red Zone TD % (16th) and who they have under center they need a good kicker. Good signing.

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