Kai Forbath Cut by Cowboys After Greg Zuerlein Contract; Played 3 Games in 2019

Blake SchusterAnalyst IIAugust 1, 2020

En foto de archivo del 15 de diciembre del 2019 el pateador Greg Zuerlein con los Rams de Los Ángeles. El 27 de marzo del 2020 llegó a un acuerdo con los Cowboys de Dallas por tres años. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
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The Dallas Cowboys have finalized their change at kicker. 

After signing Greg Zuerlein to a three-year, $7.5 million deal in March, Dallas announced it cut Kai Forbath on Saturday. The move was first reported by ESPN's Field Yates

Forbath, who was expected to compete for the job this summer, converted all 10 of both his field-goal and extra-point attempts in three games for the Cowboys last year. 

Dallas signed Forbath ahead of Week 15 last season as it was stuck in a three-game losing streak. 

Brett Maher held the kicking job before that, going 20-of-30 on field goals without missing an extra point, but he struggled from more than 40 yards out. Of Maher's 10 misses, eight came from that distance or longer. Forbath helped correct that issue immediately, connecting on all eight of his attempts from beyond 40 yards. 

The Cowboys signed Zuerlein less than two weeks after free agency opened in March. 

A First Team All-Pro in 2017, Zuerlein had previously spent his entire career with the Rams, who drafted him in the sixth round in 2012. 

He has connected on 82 percent of his field-goal attempts during his career, including 85.6 percent over the last three seasons. 

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