Dallas Cowboys – Mike Vanderjagt
There are several candidates for the worst player in Cowboys history. But let’s talk about Mike Vanderjagt, whom Peyton Manning once described as ‘that idiot kicker.’ Historically, Dallas went to the dime store to pick up kickers. But they changed their approach when Vanderjagt became available and paid him a lucrative contract.
He became one of the worst free agents ever with five high-profile missed kicks. He arrived in Texas with a massive reputation but tarnished it by the time he left after a season. Vanderjagt attracted negative headlines for his misses and his big mouth. ‘America’s Team’ was happy to see him exit (via ESPN).