Was the Dallas Cowboys signing of Shaun Suisham obvious? Is it the work of a genius? Or will it eventually cost the team big-time down this very important stretch to the playoffs. The Cowboys (9-5) are fighting or a spot and they just released Nick Folk, who made 20-22 kicks last season.
Nick Folk kicked TWO 53-yard field goals against the Buffalo Bills for the win (one was discounted because time out was called). In his rookie season, he made the Pro Bowl. Cowboys fans rejoiced: “We finally have a field goal kicker!”
And then, all of the sudden, in the past six games, his career with the Cowboys imploded.
The Dallas Cowboys then dismissed Folk for missing a 23 yard field goal and they went out in the meat market and hired a guy who was released by the woeful Redskins for missing…you guessed it: a 23-yard field goal.
Shaun Suisham started his career with the Cowboys. It lasted a year.
But there is something interesting about this move.
The Cowboys play the Redskins next week at Fed Ex Field. Shaun Suisham returns to his former team of three years.
Either this move will be the act of a genius or one of a fool. Keep your fingers crossed.