OXNARD, Calif. – The Cowboys made some personnel changes on Sunday involving special teams, an area that struggled somewhat in Friday's second preseason game in Oakland.
However, the changes made weren't exactly a result of Friday's problems or even deemed solutions to the miscues.
The Cowboys added punter/kicker Brett Maher and long snapper Mangieri. Both played collegiately at Nebraska.
The Cowboys had to waive long snapper Jackson Anderson, the only player who did not play in the Raiders game. The team already had an open spot on the roster after cutting guard Jeff Olson on Thursday. But the Cowboys also waived punter Spencer Benton last week after he had four punts for 29.0 yard average in the first preseason game against Miami.
Last year, Maher was 20 of 27 on field goal attempts and also had 61 punts for a 41.8 yard average.
Mangieri played four [embedded_ad] years at Nebraska, serving as the full-time snapper for punts, field goals and extra points.
It's likely the Cowboys would like to give veteran L.P. Ladouceur some rest over the next three preseason games. Maher will likely serve as the kickoff specialist and could relieve kicker Dan Bailey and punter Chris Jones occasionally as well.