Dallas Cowboys: Sebastian Janikowski

Where did former Cowboys coaches land?

February, 6, 2014
Feb 6
IRVING, Texas -- The Oakland Raiders have named Chris Boniol their new assistant special teams coach.

Boniol held the same job with the Cowboys from 2010-13 before the two sides mutually agreed to part ways.

Boniol will move from working with Dan Bailey to Sebastian Janikowski, who owns one of the strongest legs in the NFL. Janikowski, however, made only 70 percent of his kicks in 2013 (20-of-31), his lowest percentage since his rookie season in 2000.

Boniol is the fifth former Cowboys assistant to find another job in 2014.

Here’s a look at where the other coaches landed:

Tight ends coach Wes Phillips: Washington Redskins, tight ends coach
Offensive assistant Dave Borgonzi: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, defensive quality control
Secondary assistant Mikal Smith: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, safeties coach
Special teams intern Carlos Polk: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, assistant special teams coach

Kicker options are interesting for Dallas

February, 4, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Cowboys need a kicker.

Like, today.

Nick Folk was cut after missing an NFL-high 10 kicks in 2009. The team signed Shaun Suisham, but his return to the Cowboys is doubtful after he missed two attempts in the playoff loss to the Vikings. Suisham is a restricted free agent.

But there are some interesting names on the unrestricted free agent list for the Cowboys to sign. Neil Rackers, Shayne Graham, Matt Stover, Jay Feely, Sebastian Janikowski, Jeff Reed and Olindo Mare are a few.

Stover is playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday and is from Lake Highlands. He said it's always been a dream to play for the Cowboys. But age, 42, and the fact he doesn't have a strong leg, raises some concerns.

The Cowboys could also bring Folk back, but that appears doubtful. He blamed his holder, Mat McBriar for his problems, when clearly it was Folk who lost confidence in himself. If he regains it, he will be solid. Coming into the 2009 season, Folk made 86.8 percent of his kicks. But this season, Folk made just 64.3 percent of his kicks, good for 20th in the league.