Cowboys finally address biggest weakness with savvy signing

Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys will see if former USFL star Brandon Aubrey can solve their kicking issues.

When it doubt, go about signing kickers from the USFL to solve your biggest of team weaknesses.

For the Dallas Cowboys to even think about getting back to the NFC title bout this century, they will need to no longer be a hot mess at placekicker. Brett Maher was good for a bit, but it was a bad time for him during last year’s NFC playoffs. The only saving grace for him was whatever the hell that final play of Ezekiel Elliott’s Cowboys career was. Yeah, that is one helluva lasting image.

With Maher still a free agent, the Cowboys finally addressed their most glaring weakness by signing former Birmingham Stallions and Notre Dame soccer player Brandon Aubrey. He will compete with Tristan Vizcaino during fall camp to kick field goals for America’s Team, baby!

It would be such a shame if a Super Bowl-contending was undermined by its special teams…

Dallas Cowboys sign Brandon Aubrey to hopefully solve their kicking woes

Although we have not seen a Cowboys team since the Bill Clinton Administration get to be a final four team in the postseason, you have to like their chances of potentially playing for the right to go to the Super Bowl this season. No, they are not my pick to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, as I envision it being either the Cincinnati Bengals or Kansas City Chiefs. However, who do you like in the NFC?

A lot of people are still riding high on the rival Philadelphia Eagles, including yours truly. The Birds could definitely repeat in the NFC. But with that in mind, do you really want to put all of your faith into the San Francisco 49ers this year? They could be the other team again this season, but I just have a feeling it will not be an NFC title bout rematch between Philadelphia and San Francisco.

Besides kicking the football, there is a lot to like about Dallas. At times, I go back and forth on having them represent the NFC. Yes, the conference as a whole is still down a bit, but somebody has to win the George Halas Trophy, right? Might as well be America’s Team this year. Frankly, anything short of a conference title bout appearance will be a great disappointment for the team.

If Aubrey can be better than Maher was down the stretch, Dallas could conceivably win it all then.

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