Cowboys top list, but a surprising name at the bottom

Special teams often decide playoff games. So who's in good shape among the 12 teams in the playoffs? Scouts Inc. ranks them 1-12.

Originally Published: January 1, 2008
By Scouts Inc.
In the playoffs, it's often the special teams that decide the games. Dallas and New England are set, but there are some surprising names at the bottom of Scouts Inc.'s special teams rankings.

The Cowboys have one of the best kicking tandems in the NFL with punter Mat McBriar and kicker Nick Folk. McBriar's high, long punts enable the Dallas punt coverage unit to get downfield and make the tackle. Meanwhile, Folk is having a dream rookie season with solid field goal accuracy and exceptional distance on his kickoffs.