The Cowboy’s have officially cut Lawrence Vickers after only one season. Vickers was originally brought into Dallas from the Texans, as a replacement for fullback phenomenon Tony Fiammetta.
Vickers has played for 3 teams in seven years, and was touted as being an improvement over Fiammetta when signed by the Cowboys.
Unfortunately, the Cowboy’s running game struggled behind the lead blocking of Vickers, never achieving the level of success set by Fiammetta. The release of Vickers will save the Cowboy’s around $1.2 mil in cap space for the upcoming season.
Fiammetta left Dallas for the New England Patriots prior to the start of the 2012 season. Not having achieved the same level of success he enjoyed in Dallas, Tony’s time in New England was short lived. Fiammetta was picked up by the Chicago Bears for the upcoming 2013 season.
The release of Vickers furthers talk of the possible four tight end sets mentioned by Garrett earlier in the off season. The Cowboy’s, now without a fullback on the roster, currently are sitting with five tight ends.
The possibility of four tight end sets, and using them interchangeably as receivers and lead blockers, poses a very interesting prospect offensively. If used correctly, this could be a very powerful tool to confuse defenses, especially in short yardage or red zone situations.