Greg Zuerlein deserves praise also

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  1. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with praise for him as he has made 3 huge kicks (TB, NE, LAC). TB could have also been a game winner had our defense shown up on the next drive.
     
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  2. NeathBlue

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    At the distance he kicked it, the chances are a kicker will make 2 in 3…
    So not exactly a kick that is going to be a formality.
     
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  3. Pantone282C

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    I thought that Hajrullahu was good. They brought him back briefly because they just weren't sure.
     
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  4. Bullflop

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    I could easily see all the negativity concerning him if he wasn't performing in such a successful manner lately. That's not the case now and he's getting better with each passing week. Zuerlein's history certainly doesn't leave much room for doubting him. He's certainly back, until he's not. Obviously, he has the confidence of the Cowboys' staff. I would imagine they'd welcome another kicker if that weren't the case. o_O
     
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  5. blueblood70

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    nope its no different then a receiver dropping balls, or bad throws and ints and fumbles by our QB i mean that his only job and daks been great this year but nearly cost us 3 games , missed tackles, giving up big plays on defense etc et

    no coach or player are prefect and right now hes like 3rd in the league in kicking. hes missed 2 easy fgs that's it,.so has many kickers..

    oh and his other job is kickoffs, and onside kicks when needed,..

    so get off your high horse Gregs been solid..
     
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  6. INCowboysFan

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    I can't imagine this place if he has a game like we saw a couple of weeks ago between the packers and bengals. Crosby and that other dude were trying to see who could miss the most kicks.
     
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  7. Pantone282C

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    League average for field goals in 2020:
    1-20 yds = 100%
    20-30 yds ~ 96%
    30-40 yds ~ 92%
    40-50 yds ~ 84%
    50+ yds ~ 63%
    All FG - 84.6%
     
  8. CowboysFaninHouston

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    he has been better. the missed kick against NE wasn't his fault, the block on the right didn't happen and if he kicked normally, it would have been blocked
     
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  9. blueblood70

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    and yet he ranked like top 5 in the league. im also can be nervous of Dak fumbling in the end zone and throwing's INTS but its part of the game..Daks excuse here is no ones perfect umm that means the kicker and coaches as well..

    when one of our players play perfect game let me know how about prefect season..:facepalm::rolleyes:
     
  10. Majic

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    Good post, the narrative is that he is a dodgy kicker. Statistics suggest he is solid.
     
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  11. NeathBlue

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    I'm surprised the shorter ones are so high last year, because it feels like ever since they put back the point after attempts, that kickers in general have struggled more on shorter field goals.
    Maybe it’s the amount of PAA being missed made me think that.
     
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  12. rambo2

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    That is correct. It is like half of the board is drunk when they watch the game. They even showed the replay that showed that the kick would have been blocked if he kicked it straight.
     
  13. rambo2

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    Lol, he is one of the best in the league.
     
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  14. aikemirv

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    If he hits that kick to make it, it gets blocked. Greatly effected by the rush
     
  15. charron

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    So were now giving kickers their own thread? Just kidding. We still should have signed Forbath untill Z was actually ready and it cost us a win vs tampa.
     
  16. MountaineerCowboy

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    According to the numbers he is ranked 19th in the NFL this year in FG percentage and 23rd in extra point percentage.

    Research before you hit "post reply" to avoid future embarrassment, k?
     
  17. MountaineerCowboy

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    According to the numbers he is ranked 19th in the NFL this year in FG percentage and 23rd in extra point percentage.

    So, I dunno where you're getting top 5.
     
  18. jujoboys

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    You need to go back and watch the kick he missed this week. If he hits that kick perfectly then it gets blocked. Our blocking stunk on that attempt. It looked like he tried to push the ball way from getting blocked which caused the miss. Even Romo and Nance commented that the kick would have been blocked if Zuerlein wouldn't have pushed it in the other direction. A missed FG is much better than a blocked FG returned for a TD.
     
  19. Pantone282C

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    Zuerline in 2021:
    12 of 15 FG made. Missed at 31, 51, and 60 yds. = 80%
    19 of 21 Ext Pts = 90%

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  20. NeathBlue

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    That % changes quite a lot if you take out that ridiculous 60 yard attempt he was sent out to try in week 1.
     
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