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Cowboys BREAKING: Brett Maher Among 4 Kickers Getting Camp Tryouts

The Cowboys will bring in four kickers for camp workouts on Tuesday.

The Dallas Cowboys have seen enough.

The Cowboys will bring in four kickers for workouts on Tuesday, according to personnel boss Will McClay. The names:

The familiar Brett Maher.

Cole Murphy.

Matt Ammendola.

J.J. Molson.

"We just want to get a look at the best available kickers right now,” said McClay said, a gentlemanly way of saying that the two fellas who have spent the last few months in Dallas practice uniforms and who have spent the last two weeks struggling at training camp might not be "the best available kickers right now.''

Maher spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons in Dallas, making 80.6 percent and 66.7 percent of his field goals. He jumped to 88.9 percent last season (16-of-18) with the Saints

Ammendola spent six games last year with the New York Jets, making 13 of 19 field goals for them (68.4 percent).

Cole Murphy was with the USFL’s Michigan Panthers, where he made 11 of his 12 field goals.

JJ Molson has spent parts of the last two seasons on the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad.

Are these guys better than those guys?

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But neither of the two kickers currently on the roster have impressed on a consistent basis. (See a practice notebook here.) ... and so the search is on.

The former CFL star Hajrullahu, we might say, has been less bad than the Texas Tech UDFA rookie Garibay, but that's about as complimentary as we're going to be.

“These two are competing for a job, McCarthy said. "At some point they got to start getting comfortable and making kicks more consistently. That is just stating the facts.''

"At the end of the day, the rope is here. Someone has to grab it.”

That was a few days ago. Nobody grabbed the rope.

So McClay grabbed the phone.

The fear is that all of this could lead to the problematic "revolving door'' at the position, with Dallas spending way too long ... maybe all season ... trying to unearth an answer. 


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