Offensive Rookie of the Year: Brandon Aubrey
In a year where the majority of the Cowboys' offensive rookies haven't stood out, Brandon Aubrey has proved that he's more than capable of being an NFL kicker. Maybe he's not quite on the offense, but he's scoring points and these awards are about as unofficial as it gets, so let's bend the rules.
A former professional soccer player, Aubrey signed with the Cowboys back in July after helping the Birmingham Stallions win back-to-back USFL titles. He's lived up to the hype thus far, connecting on 19-of-20 extra-point attempts (95.0%) while drilling an NFL-record 19 consecutive field goals to begin his career.
Aubrey has proven that he can hit his kicks from just about anywhere, including four from 50 yards or further. If that isn't impressive enough, the 28-year-old rookie accounts for 9.5 of the Cowboys 27.5 points per game — a share of 34.5%.
Championship-caliber teams need a reliable kicker to turn to and Aubrey has proven that he can be that guy. As long as he keeps proving that he belongs in the NFL, he deserves all the praise he gets.