NFL insider Aaron Wilson reported that Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 roster on Thursday afternoon. After a positive COVID-19 testing, he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He had to miss last week’s match against the Atlanta Falcons.
The Cowboys dominated the Falcons in a score of 43-3. The Cowboys promoted kicker Lirim Hajrullahu to the practice squad in Zuerlein’s place. Even Hajrullahu was able to do everything that was asked. He made all five of his point after attempts, even though he didn’t take the field for a field kick attempt because of the Cowboys’ touchdown-heavy performance.
Gehlken stated that even with Greg Zuerlein activated the Cowboys “keep kicker Lirim Hajrullahu near by”. Gehlken said that the Cowboys made Hajrullahu one its four protected practice-squad members, which prevented another NFL team from signing him up.
Zuerlein spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Los Angeles Rams in St. Louis. He was also named a 2017 first team All-Pro. This year, he has been solid for the Cowboys. He is currently 14-18 when it comes to field-goal attempts. However, two of his four missed attempts were from more than 50 yards away. He converted 21 of his 23 points-after attempts and, against the Chargers he kicked a game-winning goal.
Skip Peete is back as running backs coach for the Dallas Cowboys. He has been an NFL assistant since late 1990s. Peete’s Cowboys offensive line has Ezekiel Elliott running at an elite standard again.
Reports earlier this week suggested that Peete and Greg Zuerlein could be returning to the United States on Thursday.
Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys’ head coach, was not worried when Greg Zuerlein made the winning field goal in Week 2, against the Los Angeles Chargers. This was despite the fact that it was only one week after a disappointing Week 1. McCarthy spoke out the next Monday about his confidence in his veteran kicker.
“The line going in was 40 yards. I have found that this is something you grade on… during the pregame. McCarthy stated that it is something to keep on your call list. “It’s about 40 when you kick indoors.”
Before the game began, Zuerlein’s range was marked on the Cowboys special teams. McCarthy knew that the Chargers’ 38 yard line was within McCarthy’s reach when they lined up.