Monday, December 21, 2009

Could Suisham be joining the Cowboys?

According to Redskins Insider's Jason Reid, former Redskins kicker Shaun Suisham has a tryout scheduled today with the Dallas Cowboys. Normally this wouldn't be much of a story -- kickers switch teams all the time -- but 1) Suisham was just cut a couple weeks ago by the Redskins, and 2) the Cowboys travel to Washington next week to play the Redskins in a big game on Sunday night football.

Honestly, I hope the Cowboys do sign Suisham. Not only does he fold under pressure, but he doesn't exactly have the strongest leg on kickoffs either. But he's still a decent kicker, so he could provide the Cowboys with an upgrade at the position.

Reid also added this:

Although Suisham missed a chip-shot field goal late in the fourth quarter of the 33-30 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago and two field goals -- including a 39-yarder -- in the 7-6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 22, he converted 18 of 21 field-goal attempts this season and is the most accurate place kicker in team history among those with at least 100 career field-goal attempts. He also had performed well in executing the designed kickoffs special teams coordinator Danny Smith called.

Suisham was having a pretty good season until missing those two huge kicks against the Cowboys and Saints. It's unfortunate, but Suisham really had to go after missing that kick to seal the Saints game. That point is even more interesting now that Dallas just beat the Saints Saturday night.

If the Cowboys do sign him, it'll just give Redskins fans another reason to boo him.

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