The Kai Forbath era at Valley Ranch ended without the former UCLA kicker ever appearing in a game for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys announced Forbath's release Monday, leaving Dan Bailey as the only kicker on the roster.
Forbath had a quadriceps injury when the Cowboys signed him on Aug. 2. He spent the season on the non-football injury list.
Forbath's release is an indication that the Cowboys, who released kickoff specialist David Buehler last month, are committed to letting Bailey handle kickoffs as well as placekicking duties. Bailey, who was 32 of 37 on field goals after winning a multi-kicker competition in the preseason, kicked off in 12 of 16 games last season. Bailey had touchbacks on 24 of his 67 kickoffs, a percentage of 35.8 percent that was below the league average (43.5).