Lirim Hajrullahu is a name that many CFL fans will recognize. The two-time all star and 2017 Grey Cup champion will be making his NFL debut this week with the Dallas Cowboys. Hajrullahu was a member of the Cowboys through the preseason, but was released during final roster cuts.
Dallas is bringing Hajrullahu back after their starting kicker, Greg Zuerlein, tested positive for COVID-19. Since Zuerlein is out, the team opted to sign someone who they were already familiar with.
Hajrullahu only started his NFL career in 2020, following 6 years with 3 different CFL teams. He was originally signed by the Rams, but lost the kicking job to Sam Sloman. A few months later, the Panthers added Hajrullahu to their practice squad, which only lasted for a few weeks. Now, he gets a true opportunity to see the field in the regular season.
In his 6 CFL seasons, Hajrullahu made 239 field goals on 287 attempts (83.3%) with a long of 56. Additionally, he had 651 punts for 22,691 net yards (28,703 gross) while averaging 44.1 yards per attempt. The Cowboys play the Falcons on Sunday, November 14th at 1:00PM EST.