Garibay signed with the Cowboys on May 2 after going undrafted in April, and he's been left without any competition at kicker.
We would think Dallas would likely add another kicker to compete with Garibay by the time training camp arrives, but the rookie is the current frontrunner for the job.
Matthew Wright was waived on May 11 and is currently a free agent. He made 87% of his kicks last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is solid. I would have no problem with someone getting on the phone and bringing in a guy who has made kicks in this league before.
The Cowboys lost three regular-season games by a field goal or less. Greg Zuerlein had missed in each of them. A 15-2 record instead of 12-5 would have given Dallas the top NFC seed and a first-round bye in the postseason.
Garibay only missed one FG last season in college and was ranked the fourth-best kicker coming into the draft, we know he can kick the ball, but even the best miss in the NFL, it becomes a different level.
In his two seasons at Texas Tech, Garibay was 23-27 (85.2%) in FGM and 55-57 (96.7%) in XPM, and if you compare those numbers against Cade York or Cameron Dicker, the top two kickers in the class, he was statistically better.
The Cowboys are signing undrafted rookie free agent kicker Jonathan Garibay
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 30, 2022
All I am saying is that it is hard to have just one kicker on the roster, Dallas has to bring somebody else in, and the sooner they do it, the better it would be. They have plenty of options sitting out there for them to explore. Wright would be the guy I take a chance on and bring it to compete with Garibay. The Cowboys just gained $10 million in cap room, jumping Dallas' space to nearly $22 million.