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Cowboys Sign K Chris Naggar; Greg Zuerlein Getting Kicked Out?

The Cowboys have made a potentially telling move today, to a futures contract for 2022. After not really giving any competition the last two years, is this a sign that the veteran is on his way out of Dallas?

Naggar went undrafted in 2021 and spent and with the Jets. He was waived by New York but joined the ' shortly thereafter.

In , Naggar was called up as a COVID replacement player for his first and only game of his rookie season. He went 1/1 on field goals, making a 37-yarder, and was 1/2 on extra-point attempts

Chris is a local boy, born and raised in Arlington and having played college ball for Texas and SMU. He was a for the Longhorns before transferring to SMU in 2020 and moving to kicker, while also punting for the Mustangs. He went 17/21 on field foals and 43/46 on extra points in his last NCAA season.

It's not hard to see the Cowboys moving on from Greg Zuerlein this . He's been one of the league's least-accurate kickers the last two years and would give the team $2.5 million in salary cap relief.

However, given Naggar's versatility, his arrival may not be a bad sign for Zuerlein. With both Greg and punter being older veterans, the 24-year-old Naggar may just be here as an extra leg to help reduce their offseason workload.

The Cowboys certainly had bigger problems than Zuerlein's inaccuracy in 2021. But if they do make the necessary changes to improve next season, the last thing anyone wants is to see a shaky kicker being called on for a game-winning field goal in the .

Time will tell if the addition of Chris Naggar is just a depth move for the offseason or something more. If Dallas is giving Greg Zuerlein the boot, we should see that move in the next month or so before the start of in March.

Jess Haynie
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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James Vargas

Great being a local player. #PonyUpDallas. #SMU

Cowboys fan

He’s not coming in to take Greg’s job….. This kid was terrible!! He only made 80% of his field goals in college, and his longest made was only 48 yards!! Greg wasn’t the best kicker the last couple of years, but he’s better than this kid!! This kid is only gonna be a camp body at most!!

Lawrence C. Baker

I think the Cowboys should draft a kicker and be rid of Zuerlein as quickly as possible. If he makes a crucial kick at Tampa Bay, imagine how that win may have shaped the Cowboys season overall. The worse thing about Zuerlein is the missed extra points and short distance field goals. Let him go elsewhere and miss easy kicks!!!

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