The Dallas Cowboys waived kicker Lirim Hajrullahu on Tuesday which got their roster down to 80 as mandated by the NFL. On Wednesday, the Cowboys got their top kicker back from 2020 as Greg Zuerlein has been activated off of the PUP list after passing a physical.
Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein (back) has been officially activated from PUP List, team announced. He will kick in Sunday's preseason finale vs. Jaguars. https://t.co/nn6iHysLRn
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 25, 2021
Zuerlein hasn't practiced yet but has shown improvement from his offseason back surgery according to special teams coordinator John Fassel. Seeing as Zuerlein counted toward the training camp roster the Cowboys didn't have to make another roster move to activate him.
The Cowboys have their final preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in which Zuerlein could see some action. Regardless, he's all set to be ready for the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Zuerlein attempted a career-high 41 field goals last season and connected on 34 of them (second-most since entering the NFL). He only missed one kick between 20 and 49 yards but struggled on kicks 50 yards or more, going only three of nine. On extra points, he was 33 of 36 (91.7%).