Kicking was a major problem for the Dallas Cowboys in 2019. After a strong 2018, Brett Maher regressed, missing 10 field goals and was cut to make way for Kai Forbath. Heading into 2020, the Cowboys have made their decision at kicker.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys are re-signing veteran kicker Forbath. The 32-year-old kicker went 10-of-10 on field goals and another 10-of-10 on extra points in Dallas. Terms of the new deal have not yet been disclosed.
This isn't Forbath's first stint with the Cowboys, though. Dallas was the first team to sign Forbath as an undrafted rookie out of UCLA in 2011. But Forbath was ultimately cut by the Cowboys without ever practicing with the team. He spent four years with the Washington Redskins from 2012 to 2015, but has bounced around the league since then.
Forbath started the 2019 season out of football before signing with the New England Patriots in November. He was released after one game, and signed with Dallas several days later.
Despite his journeyman career, Forbath has put up solid if unremarkable kicking numbers. He has converted 86.8-percent of his field goals and 93.8-percent of extra point attempts in eight years across six franchises.
Long field goals are a bit of a problem f0r Forbath though. He has converted just 12-of-19 kicks from beyond 50 yards - a lower rate than Brett Maher.
But for now, the Cowboys appear to feel stable at an important position.
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