Greg Zuerlein progresses towards opening Cowboys to rehab after back surgery


Kicker Greg Zuerlein is progressing well in his recovery from back-surgery of the offseason and is set to be ready for the opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to the Cowboys special teams coach of Dallas, John Fassel.

“I think the timing is going to be perfect,” Fassel said, via Rob Phillips of the team’s website. “And by Jacksonville (to complete the preseason) or at least Week 1, he’ll be 100% on all cylinders.”

Zuerlein remains on the list physically unable to play as he recovers for the Cowboys. The team did not add a kicker to the roster as Zuerlein remains on the sidelines. Bettor Hunter Niswander, who is at camp alongside veteran punter Bryan Anger, handled the kicking duties in practice for the team.

“Greg has already started kicking. He didn’t do it in a group, but our coaches put him on a great ‘back to kicking’ protocol, if you will, ”said Fassel. “About two weeks ago he started off with non-step kicks, then moved on to single-step kicks and now he’s doing full kicks. Hopefully this weekend, maybe even (Friday) Arizona (preseason game) before the game, he’ll hit a few operation kicks with our snapper and holder.

The Cowboys debut with the Buccaneers on September 9.

Greg Zuerlein Progressing Towards Opening Cowboys In Rehab After Back Surgery Originally Appeared On Pro Football Talk

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