The Dallas Cowboys place punter Hunter Niswander on all the special teams responsibilities — kicking, punting and discipline targets — in the Hall of Fame preseason sport in opposition to the Steelers on Thursday night time, so items have been certain to go completely wrong. And that they did.
In the Cowboys’ 16-3 loss, Niswander’s a few punts averaged fifty.3 yards. But that wasn’t even the worst section of his night time, which observed him botch two discipline objective makes an attempt. The Steelers blocked his consider from 29 yards out and his 52-property endeavor forward of halftime veered previous the objective posts to the suitable.
Niswander was the upcoming guy up Thursday night time, as veteran punter Bryan Anger took time to relaxation and kicker Greg Zuerlein is out with a back again personal injury. It wasn’t the prettiest demonstrating for the punter who joined the Cowboys past Oct as a exercise squad member prior to currently being promoted to the energetic roster past November right after Chris Jones went on injured reserve.
But in Niswander’s protection, he did score the Cowboys’ only points of the night time, making a discipline objective from 29 yards in the to start with quarter to give Dallas an early lead. Had he designed his other two makes an attempt, the Cowboys would have still dropped by a landing.
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