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Lirim Hajrullahu Takes Early Lead in Cowboys Kicker Competition

don't get decided in a day during . But a decision is eventually made based on the evidence provided, and yesterday veteran took an early lead over in the race to be the ' in 2022.

Hajrullahu went 7-of-8 field goals while his competition, the undrafted rookie out of Texas Tech, only made half of his eight attempts. Some of Garibay's misses were not from that deep either; 44 and 47 yards among them.

Reliability is the key in this battle.  Dallas already had a big-legged kicker in but cut him in March for cap space and to do better than just 82% on field goals.

Garibay has 60-yard range and is still an intriguing young prospect but can't afford to be perceived as a riskier option. He still has plenty of time to make up ground but the goes to the veteran.

Hajrullahu was signed just become camp for another run in Dallas, having briefly spelled Zuerlein last year during camp and one missed game due to . The longtime CFL kicker has had brief tenures with other teams but never entered an NFL season as the starting kicker.

With several games last season being decided by Zuerlein's makes and misses, the outcome of this competition is no small matter for the Cowboys.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
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Pete Panagiotopoulos

I like Garibay but Lirim is the more proven kicker and the safer bet for the Cowboys. He also can punt if Anger misses anytime judging by his 44.1 yard average on 651 career punts.

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