Posted on Fri, Mar. 24, 2006 MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK MMQB: Kicking around some major league issues 11:30 AMPETE ALFANO In My OpinionIt’s Friday and there are some loose ends to tie up before the weekend. So, the Monday Morning Quarterback is going with a no-huddle offense: Item: Cowboys sign place-kicker Mike Vanderjagt If the Cowboys sign a couple of more outspoken players, they’ll have a great debate team. Vanderjagt is definitely an upgrade over the caravan of kickers the Cowboys have employed in recent seasons. But there is a caveat to that distinction he holds as the most accurate place kicker in NFL history. Vanderjagt has been an indoor kicker during his career with the Colts, which means performing in ideal conditions. What’s more, the other teams in the AFC South are Houston, Tennessee and Jacksonville, which are Sun Belt destinations, and/or play in a dome. How much that affects his accuracy will be seen this season. The Cowboys play in the NFC East, of course, which means traveling to Philadelphia, the Meadowlands and Washington, D.C. A good kicker can kick anywhere, and at 36, Vanderjagt still has enough leg to get the job done even if he missed that 46-yarder in the playoffs that would have sent the Colts-Steelers game into overtime. It was the biggest kick of his career. The MMQB won’t lie. We would have preferred Adam Vinatieri, who left the Patriots for the Colts. He’s like the post office – he delivers in rain, sleet and snow.