Cowboys Jul 27, 2022; Oxnard, CA, USA;The helmet of Dallas Cowboys receiver Simi Fehoko during training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Currently, the Dallas Cowboys have just one kicker on the roster: Tristan Vizcaino. But based on some recent comments from Cowboys special teams coach John Fassel, it doesn’t sound like Vizcaino should be he should be too optimistic about his chances of earning the team’s starting spot this offseason.

When asked about the team’s roster situation at placekicker, Fassel had a pretty brutal message for Vizcaino, indicating that while he may be on the roster, the team is also considering “anybody else on Earth” to be the team’s starting placekicker instead.

“We have Tristan on the roster. Anybody else on Earth who is not on the team right now is under consideration,” Fassel said according to the Dallas Cowboys team website. “That’s everyone really. I think we have a lot of different guys that we’re still looking at — XFL, USFL, veterans on the street, younger guys who still haven’t found their way.”

Fassell mentioned veteran kickers like Mason Crosby, Robbie Gould, and Ryan Succop. But it also sounds like they’d consider some players who have not yet proven themselves in the NFL.

While this may be a strong response, it’s worth noting that the team saw some really shaky kicking from former kicker Brett Maher to close the season as he missed five of six extra-point attempts in the playoffs. So it makes sense that the team just wants to make sure they sign the best player available.

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