The lack of a skillful field goal kicker hurt the Dallas Cowboys in their playoff run this year. Nick Folk’s struggles were hard to watch.That is why it would make sense if the Cowboys take a hard look at signing Sebastian Janikowski.
When Folk was a rookie and kicked that 53-yard winning field goal against the Buffalo Bills (twice actually) I was elated that it appeared the Cowboys finally had a kicker who will win games.
Not many people know that Folk had hip surgery in the offseason and no one really asked him if that was bothering him when trying to make the kicks. It doesn’t matter, I guess. He’s no longer a Cowboy.
So, it’s no secret that the Cowboys need a field goal kicker and Janikowski has one of the strongest legs in the NFL. He mad 26 of 29 attempts this year, including a 61-yarder. Hell yeah! That’s a nice weapon to have. But we also know Janikowski can choke under pressure and he has had some off field problems. Lately though, he’s just quietly kicking bombs.
Janikowski had his best year this season, making almost 90 percent of his field goal attempts.
There is so much on the line for the Cowboys in 2010-11. Every player, every coach ever fan has something to lose.
The Super Bowl will be played in Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys have the opportunity to make history.
Someone making a 61-yard field goal could be how it’s all won.