Position of Need: Kicker
Last, but certainly not least, is kicker. Although making a trade for one will be near impossible. There is little doubt the Cowboys must move on from the inconsistent Brett Maher. Although his leg strength could rival some of the NFL’s greatest kickers in league history, his inability to make shorter kicks has been his downfall.
Perhaps the answer is for Dallas to carry two kickers. Use Maher for long-distance attempts and kick-offs only. And field another kicker for everything 40-yards or less.
Regardless of this need, there’s simply an extreme lack of options available to fill it. Finding a trade partner would be near impossible. There are a precious few reliable kickers in the league right now. And a team that has one isn’t offering them up for anything less than a King’s ransom.
At this point, it appears the Dallas’ brass has painted themselves in a corner. And it could ultimately cost them wins this season. The Cowboys refused to bring in any real competition for Maher this summer outside of punter/kicker Kasey Redfern who was just signed by the Atlanta Falcons.
The Dallas Cowboys believe in Brett Maher. And in return, he continues to miss makeable field goals. But due to their lack of action in the offseason, the Cowboys have no one to blame but themselves for all the kicks that could go wide in the coming weeks.