Dallas Cowboys: 3 thoughts on 2020 free agency so far

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1. The commitment to special teams is real

Mike McCarthy has kept his promise with the special teams. He isn’t joking.

First, the Cowboys brought in coach John Fassel. Dallas signed Greg “The Leg” Zuerlein to a three-year deal worth $7.5 million.

This reunites coach Fassel with his kicker. Zuerlein turned 32 last December. He has played in 119 regular-season games, dating back to 2012 with the St. Louis Rams. For his career, he has made 201 field goals out of 245 attempts. He heads to Dallas as an 82 percent kicker.

The Dallas Cowboys, with three kickers on their roster right now, are truly committed to fixing what went wrong in the special team’s room in 2019. Since writing for this site in 2012, I can’t recall a time when Dallas actually said they need to take special teams seriously.

More importantly, I can’t recall a time they actually followed it up with seriousness.

Credit McCarthy and staff, especially the owner and general manager, Jerry Jones. It looks like McCarthy has the ears of the top Dallas brass, and the front office is actually allowing these moves to happen. These early signs can only mean good things in the future.