To replace Carlson, the Vikings are planning to add one of the best kickers in National Football League history.
The Vikings went ahead on Monday and made a decision to part ways with Daniel Carlson after the rookie kicker missed all three of his field goal attempts during Sunday's matchup with the Green Bay Packers, including two in overtime. That sealed his fate, and when asked about Carlson's release, Zimmer was pretty blunt in his assessment. Bailey kicked for Dallas from 2011-17 before he was released September 1 in a surprise move. "But things happen, I guess".
With a roster built for the Super Bowl, the Minnesota Vikings were in no position to practice patience with a struggling kicker.
Hopefully this'll be the end of the Vikings kicking woes, at least for field goals and extra points.
During pre-season, Joseph managed three field goals and converted both extra points from touchdowns.
Bailey was cut before the start of the season by the Cowboys four years after signing a seven-year $22.5m contract - a move that saved the Cowboys $3.4m on the salary cap.
The third of Carlson's misses came with just seconds left in overtime, costing the Vikings an opportunity to escape with a huge win against a divisional opponent.
"It's a chip shot", Zimmer said postgame.
The Vikings also announced the signing of wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, whom Minnesota brought in for a workout on September 7.
Carlson lamented postgame that nerves likely played a role in missing his final kick.