As part of an upcoming Super Bowl ad campaign, future Hall of Fame tight end is getting involved in a ton of media activities this week. And during one interview, he made a tempting offer to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Gronkowski offered his services as a kicker to Jones if he can make the kick. The offer comes amid Dallas’ kicking woes during the playoffs that had the team openly seeking a new one after their playoff elimination at the hands of the 49ers.
“Jerry Jones, if I make this kick, please give me a call, I will come back and un-retire as a kicker,” Gronkowski said with a laugh via USA Today.
The Cowboys owner probably won’t give Gronk a call other than to entice him to play tight end. But he could definitely use a new kicker.
Cowboys kicker Brett Maher was money in the regular season, converting 29 of 32 field goals – nine of which were over 50 yards. But his extra points became a major issue at the end of the season – especially in the playoffs.
In the Wild Card Round against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Maher missed a record four consecutive extra point attempts in what was otherwise a blowout win.
The Cowboys kept him for their Divisional Round Game against the 49ers but he missed a fifth extra point in that loss too.