Since Dan Bailey got injured, Dallas Cowboys had to find a kicker fast, and they have selected Mike Nugent to replace him in the upcoming games. You should be familiar with Nugent, who has been in the league for 12 years and has spent the last seven with the Cincinnati Bengals. Before the season, he almost became the first New York Giants kicker, but Aldrick Rosas got the job.
In his career, Mike Nugent scored the field goal 236 times whereas he tried 292 times which gives him a percentage of 80.8. Moreover, he made 96.9 percent of his PAT attempts, but he missed six in total last season only. According to punter Chris Jones who was the holder in practice, Nugent has no special requests.
“He doesn’t like it tilted a specific way or anything crazy,” Jones said. “Just basically get the ball down and we’re good.”
On the other hand, Dallas decided to release defensive end Damontre Moore, who has played just three games for the Cowboys. He missed the first two matches due to suspension, and on top of that, Moore was inactive against the San Francisco 49ers. His performance was solid, and he had seven tackles and four quarterback pressures in three games, but no sack.
Team’s defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford said that they need to go with the “next man up” philosophy and that cutting Moore is a big loss for Dallas. He stated: “I feel like we just hold it down for where we’re at. Definitely a hard loss for us. Hopefully he bounces back strong.”
The Dallas Cowboys are facing the Washington Redskins on Sunday at 3:25, when we will see Mike Nugent in action.