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Having had 10 missed field goals in 2019 for the Los Angeles Rams, veteran kicker Greg Zuerlein and the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a three-year, $7.5 million deal with $3.5 million guaranteed, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Todd Archer on Friday.

The move reunites Zuerlein, 32, with John Fassel, his special-teams coach with the Rams who was hired by Dallas in January.

NFL Network was the first to report the agreement.

The Cowboys had already re-signed Kai Forbath to a one-year deal this offseason. Forbath started the final three games last season, going 10-for-10 on his attempts after the Cowboys cut Brett Maher, who missed 10 attempts in 13 games.

Zuerlein has converted 201 of 245 field goal attempts in the regular season (82%) and is 264 of 270 on extra point attempts since being selected by the Rams in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL draft.

In that time, Zuerlein has booted 33 field goals of 50 yards or more, which is tied with Adam Vinatieri for fourth in the NFL over that span — behind Matt Prater (41), Justin Tucker (39) and Matt Bryant (34). His reliability over his eight NFL seasons has earned him the nicknames “Greg the Leg” and “Legatron” among teammates and fans.

He experienced a dip in production last season, however, converting 24 of 33 field goal attempts for a 73% conversion rate — his lowest since 2015, when he made 67% of his kicks.

In three playoff appearances, Zuerlein converted 8 of 10 field goal attempts, including a 57-yarder in overtime to help his team win the NFC Championship Game against the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome in 2018, which sent the Rams to Super Bowl LIII.

ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry contributed to this report.

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