Dallas Cowboys Kicker Blames Himself For Week One Loss

Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein is not holding anything back, admitting his week one performance was absolutely brutal. 'Greg the Leg' was not sharp during Thursday night's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, missing a PAT, a 31-yarder which was a shank and a 60-yard boot.

Zuerlein spoke to the media after the tough loss to the Bucs and had this to say about his game: 

No excuses. If I'm out there, I should make the kicks. No excuses. ... I know we played well enough to win. If I did my job, we win that game. I feel bad for the guys in there that played their ass off, and I didn't hold up my end of the deal. If the team that that's good, returning every player after a Super Bowl victory, and we're right there, I just have to do my job.

Obviously, missing such an easy kick, you don't even practice that. It's automatic. You miss something like that and you analyze it for two minutes, figure out what you did wrong. You have to move on.

It certainly didn't help the Cowboys chances of knocking off the champs as the Bucs took advantage of the missed points. Tom Brady would lead his team to the comeback victory on the final series of the game as the two teams put on a show for the football world. 

As for Zuerlein, look for him to move on from the easy misses and be solid for the Cowboys this season. He has the full confidence from his coach that he will move on and be a key piece for the Cowboys offense this season.


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