Cowboys re-sign kicker Tristan Vizcaino to active roster

The Cowboys took out an insurance policy of sorts back in January when they signed kicker Tristan Vizcaino to the practice squad after Brett Maher managed to miss an NFL-record four PAT attempts in the wild-card round of the postseason.

They’re doing the same as free agency is about to begin.

The team announced Wednesday that Vizcaino has been signed to the active roster, solidifying the front office’s earlier position that they were ready to go “back to the drawing board” at kicker.

Maher kept his job after the debacle in Tampa, outperforming Vizcaino during the subsequent week at practice. Maher made two field goal attempts against San Francisco in the divisional round, but had his lone PAT try blocked. (Most observers feel the kick would have missed, given the ball’s initial trajectory.)

Maher is now set to become a free agent, and it has been assumed that the Cowboys would move on.

Vizcaino first entered the league in 2019 and has bounced around with eight different teams since then, including an early short stint in Dallas. He originally signed a reserve/futures contract and lasted four months during the 2020 offseason.

The 26-year-old out of the University of Washington has made 11 career field goals on 12 total attempts, and 15 of 20 extra-point tries over four NFL seasons.


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Story originally appeared on Cowboys Wire