3 kickers Cowboys could sign to upgrade from Brett Maher after playoff debacle
1. Cowboys could sign Mason Crosby
Mason Crosby might be one of the oldest players in the league, but kickers can last fovever if they are consistent. That is what Crosby has been since he entered the NFL in 2007. He was the NFL scoring leader his rookie season and helped the Green Bay Packers win a Super Bowl in 2010.
Cowboys fans might remember Crosby for his performance in the 2016 playoffs. Facing Dallas in the divisional round, Crosby made two 50-yard plus field goals in the final minutes to win the game. It marked the first time a kicker had done so in the postseason.
Crosby's 2019 and 2020 seasons were some of his best. He only missed two field goals and one extra point in 2019 as the Packers advanced to the NFC Championship in Matt LaFleur's first season. In 2020, he went a perfect 16/16 becoming the eighth player in history to record a perfect season kicking field goals.
Despite going 37 of 39 this past season, the Packers opted to not re-sign him and drafted Anders Carlson out of Auburn in the sixth round. Crosby is likely done in Green Bay, but a team could still use his services.
Mike McCarthy drafted him a reunion now in Dallas would completely make sense. At 38 years old and on the last leg of his career, it is hard to imagine Crosby asking a team to break the bank for him. Bringing him to Dallas would be an instant upgrade for special teams.