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Should the Dallas Cowboys Trust Kai Forbath as Kicker in 2020?

The made a late-season switch at last year when they released and added veteran . After Forbath was basically perfect for his three games, should Dallas entrust him with the job for the ?

Forbath went 10-for-10 on field goals and also made all 10 of his extra point attempts. His only issue was on his very first kickoff in that went out of bounds.

It was a welcome change from the sporadic play of Maher. While Forbath doesn't have the record-breaking leg that Brett does, he also wasn't missing kicks from the 30-49 yard ranges.

Kai's contract was only through 2019 so he is scheduled to be another of the Cowboys' many this . He turns 33 in September; still in prime age for kickers.

With so many roster decisions to make and other needs for draft picks, Dallas might choose to just re-sign Forbath and treat him as the starter for 2020. It doesn't mean they won't bring in another kicker to , but there's a difference between adding an extra leg and holding a true competition.

One major wrinkle here is the change at . Keith O'Quinn is out and , one of the most respected name in the realm of , has been added to 's staff in Dallas.

A guy with Fassel's background in the kicking game is going to have plenty of his own ideas about who he wants. He may have a list of players floating around that he would like to bring in over Forbath, or at least to compete with Kai.

Forbath's three games in 2019 were certainly good enough for him to merit consideration. But while he aced his audition, but the new wasn't there for it.

The kicker position is one of the most maddening in football. Sometimes you're lucky enough to find a guy that you cling to for a decade, but there are never 32 of them to go around. Some teams just have to hope they catch the right guy during a hot streak.

Will Dallas let Kai Forbath return and try to continue his hot streak into 2020? He gave them reason for hope, but other factors could lead them in another direction.

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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