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Sport Greg Zuerlein looks broken after two horrific missed kicks

06:05  10 september  2021
06:05  10 september  2021 Source:   fansided.com

Mike McCarthy calling for a 60-yard FG is peak insanity

  Mike McCarthy calling for a 60-yard FG is peak insanity Dallas Cowboys head coach made a head-scratching decision to attempt a 60-yard field goal despite kicker Greg Zuerlein struggling to make extra points. You're the head coach of an NFL team. Your kicker has already missed an easy field goal and an extra point. The first half is about to end a nd you have the option to try a 60-yard field goal. Do you do it? If you answered no, you're clearly not Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy made the highly questionable decision to send kicker Greg Zuerlein out for a 60-yard attempt from the Tampa Bay 42 yard line with 20 seconds remaining in the first half. To the surprise of no one, he missed.

The Dallas Cowboys looked to pull within four points of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but kicker Greg Zuerlein missed the field goal by a mile.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys officially began their 2021 seasons with their first drives ending in punts, but the offenses took over shortly afterwards. The Buccaneers held an early 14-7 lead over the Cowboys in the second quarter, and it looked as though the Cowboys were going to at least tie things up, before their offense sputtered in the red zone.

So, head coach Mike McCarthy called upon kicker Greg Zuerlein to attempt a 31-yard field goal to cut their deficit to 14-10. The problem is that Zuerlein shanked the football wide left on a brutal miss.

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Cowboys: Greg Zuerlein's struggles continued on the next drive

The kick was eerily reminiscent of Billy Cundiff's miss in the 2011 AFC Championship Game.

On the first play of Tampa Bay's subsequent drive, running back Ronald Jones lost the football on a "peanut punch" by Cowboys defensive lineman DeMarcus Lawrence, allowing Randy Gregory to recover the fumble. Five plays later, quarterback Dak Prescott hit wide receiver Amari Cooper in the end zone for a five-yard touchdown.

The Cowboys seemingly had the game-timing touchdown. The problem is, Zuerlein hit the left upright on the extra point attempt to leave Dallas down 14-13.

Zuerlein did redeem himself on the following drive. After Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs picked off a pass from quarterback Tom Brady that was tipped by running back Leonard Fournette. While the Cowboys did not reach the end zone, Zuerlein did make a 35-yard field goal to pull the Cowboys ahead of the Buccaneers 16-14.

It may have been a rough start of the game for Zuerlein, but there are still 16 games remaining in the season. There is always that.

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