Cowboys Stud: Brandon Aubrey, Kicker
When the Cowboys went into the season with Brandon Aubrey as the kicker, and didn’t give him any competition, it seemed as though they were taking a huge risk. But special teams coach John Fassel believed in the former soccer player who turned into a kicker and has been rewarded for that faith.
Aubrey entered Week 8 with 16 made field goals in 16 attempts. He did push the ball wide on his first extra point in Week 1, but since then, has been automatic.
That continued against the Rams when he took the field near the end of the first quarter to attempt a 58-yarder, which was a career-long for him. Not only did he calmly sink the long kick, but it was right down the field, and had several yards to spare.
Aubrey came back and hit one from 27 yards in the third quarter to extend the lead to 36-17, which was his 18th make in a row. That tied an NFL record, something very few of us expected when they announced the USFL product as their kicker.
He's a major weapon and could set a new NFL record next week if he makes his first attempt when the Cowboys visit the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles.