Attention Tavon Austin, and all Cowboys headed for the kickoff teams. The kickoff continues to be tweaked. New this year: 1. Kickoff coverage guys can no longer get a running start. They now have to line up within one yard of the 35-yard line. (This helps the return game.) 2. Kickoffs will be ruled touchbacks the second they hit the end zone on the ground. (Makes sense to avoid unnecessary hits on blocks upfield.) 3. No more 2 or 3 man blocking wedges to double-team guys. (This helps coverage units.) It seems like they're trying to save the kickoff somehow instead of eliminating it altogether. Not sure it will work. There is a lot of potential strategy to the kickoff, not the least of which is the onsides kick. Especially the surprise variety you see sometimes early in games. The kickoff needs to stay. Meanwhile, perhaps this could be good for Austin if the coverage guys are a little slower getting downfield.