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Cowboys Bringing 2 Veteran Punters in for Workouts

After placing longtime punter Chris Jones on this week, the Dallas have planned workouts with two veterans at the position; Marquette King and Colton Schmidt. One of these players may be signed and taking over the job for Dallas following their Week 10 bye.

Dallas’ punter today for their game against the will be Hunter Niswander. He was added to the last week and clearly the team knew there was an issue with Jones at that time.

King, Niswander, and Schmidt were all involved in the short-lived reboot of the earlier this year. Schmidt was also part of the AAF during it’s failed launch in 2019.

The Cowboys appear to be hedging their bet by lining up these veterans. If Niswander struggles this week against Pittsburgh, that gives Dallas the to get work on replacing him and hopefully having King or Schmidt ready to play against Minnesota in Week 11.

Marquette King has been the best of this bunch at one point in his career. He was a 2nd-team All Pro in 2016 and is a rare household name for the punting position. His personality has been an issue times, leading to his from the Raiders.

King was the leading punter in the XFL prior to its shutdown due to .

While never a standout like King, Colton Schmidt was with Buffalo from 2014-2018. Lasting for five seasons with any NFL team is a pretty solid compliment for a player.

Still, both of these players are now in their 30s just like Chris Jones. Niswander is much younger and a solid game today could let him keep the job for now, perhaps earning continued work beyond the .

What do you think?

Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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  1. I’d rather have King on the team than any of the other ones!! We can do a lot of stuff with him, including trick plays on special teams!! He’d be a great addition to the team!!

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