March 23, 2006

Vanderjagt to Cowboys: It was well expected; there was some speculation Vanderjagt might go to the Pats, but so much for that theory.

posted by v3rity to football at 03:51 PM - 29 comments

The Cowboys have lacked a big-time place kicker for too long. This signing along with a hopefully domesticated T.O. substantially improves an already good team. Now if Dallas can get some offensive line help from the draft they should be a solid playoff contender. As a Cowboy Fan this has been a very good week.

posted by Termite at 04:05 PM on March 23

Looks like it's time to update my "which of TO's teammates will call him out first" list.

posted by chicobangs at 04:28 PM on March 23

This guy is the most accurate kicker in recent history, except he just can't make the pressure cookers. Even still, the Cowboys needed someone to make at least half of their attempts during the regular season.

posted by sublime4390116 at 04:32 PM on March 23

It's another hole filled. Finally, going in the right direction.

posted by wfitzbuick at 04:38 PM on March 23

Awesome. Another kicker thread. As a Giant fan I'm pretty afraid of the Cowboys. I was before this signing, but this certainly helps too, especially since they always play 16-13 games.

posted by Bernreuther at 04:44 PM on March 23

No offense Cowboy fans. For pure entertainment, I would love to see Bledsoe miss a wide open TO on third down, the 'boys proceed to attempt a field goal and have Vanderjagt promptly shank it. Be prepared for Tuna Tartare, after Parcells explodes.

posted by tselson at 04:48 PM on March 23

Far as I'm concerned, there aren't nearly enough kicker threads.

posted by chicobangs at 04:59 PM on March 23

Far as I'm concerned, there aren't nearly enough kicker threads. i fucking need a jose cortez update.

posted by ninjavshippo at 06:06 PM on March 23

i fucking need a jose cortez update OK, I'll bite. He signed with Indy.

posted by Termite at 06:16 PM on March 23

This guy is the most accurate kicker in recent history, except he just can't make the pressure cookers This seems to be a common belief recently on spofi threads. Other than the one missed kick in the play-offs last year, how many other "pressure" kicks has he missed? Do stats back this up? I'd like to know just how many of these kicks he's missed.

posted by Folkways at 06:45 PM on March 23

This just in: Josh Brown still with Seahawks.

posted by THX-1138 at 06:48 PM on March 23

Josh Brown still with Seahawks. But...He's a free agent and half a dozen teams are chasing him including Rams, Raiders, Redskins and Texans. So, keep us posted, THX!

posted by Termite at 06:57 PM on March 23

I just knew I wasn't going to get away with anything. /moves cursor over the log-out next to his handle---sobs quietly

posted by THX-1138 at 07:25 PM on March 23

Good change of scenery for him. Now he can load up on Lone Star beer and make stupid comments about Bledsoe.

posted by dbt302 at 07:41 PM on March 23

Okay, I'm going to hunt down some links on kickers, just out of spite.

posted by chicobangs at 08:14 PM on March 23

This is another warning, people. Mouth off about just about anything or anybody and you could get yourself signed to a Dallas Cowboys contract and have to suffer through adjustments to a new tax bracket.

posted by Bud Lang at 08:22 PM on March 23

Other than the one missed kick in the play-offs last year, how many other "pressure" kicks has he missed? Well, he missed that one against the Pats to tie at the end of the Thursday opening night game in 2004.

posted by yerfatma at 08:44 PM on March 23

NFL fans are all-emotion, no-brains when it comes to kickers. Vanderjagt's the most accurate kicker in league history. That's huge today when so many coaches play not to lose.

posted by rcade at 09:36 PM on March 23

two words. HOLY CRAP. dallas is lookin kinda contraversial with TO and

posted by danewguy at 10:22 PM on March 23

one thing I noticed when they showed the stats on the NFL network tonight side by side is that Vandy is something like 11/13 in the playoffs and Vinatieri is 26/34. He has missed eight times in the postseason. Guess he made some pretty big ones though.

posted by Bernreuther at 10:29 PM on March 23

you are only as good as your last kick it seems........

posted by mjkredliner at 01:35 AM on March 24

Great signing but what's going on with the "O" line, it's hard to run the ball, make kicks, and complete passes if you're lying on your ass, our biggest need is on the "O" line, I hope they have a plan. GO COWBOYS

posted by sonicdog at 01:45 AM on March 24

This just in: Garo Yepremian is still retired.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:58 AM on March 24

The Cold Hard Football Facts analyzed his shanking ways in this article.

posted by apoch at 06:38 AM on March 24

This would be a good time to discuss the kickers in the draft.

posted by bperk at 07:29 AM on March 24

I've only read one Cold Hard Football Facts article and I'm already tired of the Cold Hard Football Facts shtick where they mention the name of the Cold Hard Football Facts all the time. I know trademarks are expensive, but please ... if you use it too much, you will break it.

posted by rcade at 07:51 AM on March 24

Cold Hard Football Facts is just upholding the ludicrous football traditions of being redundantly specific when talking about football. Like, for instance, the incessant need to call it "The Football"- announcers, coaches, players - they all have to call it "The Football", because god knows if they just called it "The Ball" we'd all think they were talking about hockey.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:05 AM on March 24

i think its great having a good kicker.indy wanting its kicker to tie last year was a joke. pitts D was too good..(the better team won) having missed the field goal i feel bad for the guy.only wish i could have a pinch out of his signing bonus though...

posted by p0p3y3 at 03:36 PM on March 24

dbt302 i could' say it any better

posted by kckurtbusch at 11:06 AM on March 26

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