Greg Zuerlein didn’t have the best Thanksgiving night at work. It seems like he will remain the Dallas Cowboys’ kicker.
Zuerlein was unable to make a field goal from 59 yards and missed an extra point in Dallas’ overtime loss to Las Vegas by 36-33 on Thanksgiving. Stephen Jones, Cowboys vice-president, went on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas Friday to give Zuerlein all his support following the disappointing showing.
Jones replied, “Not at all,” when Jones was asked if Dallas was considering making changes at kicker. We feel great about Greg. Greg is our rock. He is our kicker.”
Zuerelein has scored 81.9% of his field goal attempts over his career, and 96.4% of his extra point attempts. According to pro football reference, Greg the Leg’s field goal percentage this year is 79.2% (19/24). This ranks 25th in the NFL. He also scored 88% (22 points for 25), which ranks 23rd among 26 league kickers.
His career low field goal percentage was 66.7% in 2015, when he played 20 of 30 games for the St. Louis Rams.
Dallas is currently 7-4 for the year, and is getting ready for the New Orleans Saints Dec. 2, on Thursday Night Football.
The Dallas Cowboys’ head coach Mike McCarthy was critical of the officiating during Thursday’s loss against the Las Vegas Raiders. refused to make an official comment. In overtime, the Cowboys lost to the Raiders by 36-33. They also set a new record for penalty yards in a game.
After the game, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy stated that there were “twenty-eight penalties.” “I don’t know what to say. You can write whatever you like. It’s all up to me.
On Thursday, the officiating crew called 28 penalties for each team. The Cowboys’ total penalty count was the most ever. The Cowboys also set a new record with 166 penalty yards. In 1970, the previous record was 161 yards against Washington.
A particularly hilarious stat that was called at the expense the winless Detroit Lions added to the fan reaction to how many penalties were called. The Cowboys versus Raiders game saw more penalty yards than the Lions had against the Chicago Bears earlier that day.
McCarthy was silent about McCarthy’s criticisms of the officiating. However, some Cowboys stars voiced their disapproval at the referees.
Micah Parsons, a rookie, said that he felt bad for his guys because he knew some penalties were 50/50. Some would call them really bad calls. “It doesn’t matter. Football is an aggressive sport. You’re going to attack the ball and play through it. The defender will play. It will come to an end, and it will be at a time when we can truly play.