Former USD punter to kick for Cowboys

Former USD punter to kick for Cowboys Filip Filipovic, a former punter for the South Dakota Coyotes football team, is expected to sign a contract on Oct. 23 with the Dallas Cowboys and will kick on Sunday vs. the Seattle Seahawks in Dallas Stadium.

Filipovic replaces Micah Knorr, who was cut Oct. 22 by the Cowboys. Knorr and Filipovic had competed for the punting job in preseason with Knorr winning out due to his previous experience as a holder. Filipovic may be asked to also handle holding duties for the Cowboys.

"I knew it was going to happen (signing with Dallas or another NFL team)," said South Dakota head football coach John Austin. "Filip is an outstanding kicker with a quick punting motion and great hang time," Austin said.

He was here last week, working out with our kickers. He was just waiting for a call," Austin said. "Then it happened this week � he was called to Dallas for a tryout. I got an email from him last night and he told me that he did really well. He said, 'Coach it looks like I will be punting on Sunday.' He was really excited and upbeat," said Austin.

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