We're doing a series to provide an outlook on the Cowboys' roster until training camp arrives. Final episode, special teams
There are some ups and downs in this group, but if history can teach us anything, nothing is decided yet on the Cowboys' roster when it comes to special teams - at least we don't want to believe that Dallas will risk such a good season without being sure what they're doing.
The big question, obviously, relates to Jonathan Garibay, the undrafted free agent kicker who's the only one at the position currently. He was a fine college kicker, but it's really difficult to believe that the Cowboys will just hand the job to him without bringing somebody else to battle him for the spot during camp, although not many trustworthy options are available at this time.
Things do get a lot better when it comes to the punter position, though, with Bryan Anger coming off a Pro Bowl season, hitting consistency heights never seen before during his career. Not that the Cowboys' offense demands a great punter, but it's still a great fallback option.
Jake McQuaide is a good long snapper who basically never misses a long snap, also doing a good job as a blocker. C.J. Goodwin is excellent in kick and punt coverage.
Special teams grade: 3,5/5. There's still potential to grow this grade if they bring somebody to fight for the position with Garibay during camp, but things are fine except for the kicker. The problem is that you can't trust him without a bigger test.