3 burning questions on defense/special teams the Cowboys must answer during training camp

Detroit Lions v Dallas Cowboys
Detroit Lions v Dallas Cowboys / Cooper Neill/GettyImages
4 of 4

1. Who's the Cowboys starting kicker?

It's July and the Cowboys now have two kickers on the roster after they signed USFL standout Brandon Aubrey of the Birmingham Stallions. Aubrey nailed 14-of-15 field goals this season, including going perfect from inside 50 yards, and made all 35 of his extra point attempts.

If the season started today, though, Tristan Vizcaino would be Dallas' starting kicker against the New York Giants in Week 1. Vizcaino was signed to the Cowboys' practice squad in the playoffs after Brett Maher's extra-point blunder.

Vizcaino has bounced around in the NFL in his first three seasons. He had a stint with the 49ers in 2020, the Chargers in 2021, and the Cardinals and Patriots last year. The 26-year-old kicker has hit 11-of-12 field goals and 15-of-20 extra points in his career.

The numbers aren't terrible by any means, though Vizcaino's 75% conversion rate from extra points needs major improvement.

It'll be interesting to see how Vizcaino performs in training camp and whether Aubrey can supplant him as the favorite to start Week 1. If not, don't be shocked if the Cowboys pivot to a Robbie Gould or Mason Crosby, if they're still available.

More From Our Site: