3. Sign Robbie Gould to replace Brett Maher!
A lot of Cowboys fans called for the team to add a veteran kicker this offseason. Whether it was Robbie Gould or Mason Crosby, Dallas needed a reliable kicker on their roster because the playoff struggles in that department were surely evident.
For most of the summer, the Cowboys had just Tristan Vizcaino as the only kicker on their roster. Then, months later, Dallas added a player by the name of Brandon Aubrey in July to compete against Vizcaino.
Who? Why not sign Gould instead?
That was everyone’s reaction to the Aubrey signing. The new Cowboys kicker was a former professional soccer player who played in the USFL last spring. With the Birmingham Stallions, he made 14-of-15 field goals and 35-of-35 extra points.
Six weeks into the season, it appears Dallas made the right choice by signing Aubrey instead of a veteran like Gould. After the rookie kicker missed his first kick against the Giants (an extra point), he hasn’t missed since then.
Aubrey is a perfect 16-for-16 on field goals this year and 12-of-13 on extra points. That makes him an impressive 28-for-29 on all kicks to begin his career. The rookie needs to make his next two field goals in order to break the NFL record for the most consecutive makes to begin a career, set by former Cleveland Browns kicker Travis Coons.
It’s still early into the season. But it seems like the Cowboys made the right decision on signing Aubrey.