Dan Bailey K DAL 2 Months
Cowboys signed K Dan Bailey to a seven-year contract.
He was a restricted free agent. The deal locks Bailey up through 2020, and is worth "a little more" than $3 million per season. It's quite a commitment for a kicker, but owner Jerry Jones always lavishes his resources on in-house assets, and Bailey is worth the money. He's converted 89-of-98 (90.8 percent) career field-goal attempts, and is 11-of-16 on kicks of 50-plus yards. He's a reliable weapon for an inconsistent team.
Dan Bailey K DAL 9 Months
Cowboys K Dan Bailey said he focused on adding leg strength this spring.
During his two-year career, Bailey is 56-of-59 on field goals from 49 yards away or closer. But on kicks from 50-plus yards out, he's just 5-of-9. With a mild improvement on those bombs, Bailey will be a strong kicking option for fantasy owners.
Dan Bailey K DAL Aug 10 '12
Dan Bailey has only missed one field goal during team drills at Cowboys camp so far.
Bailey is picking up right where he left off after going 32-of-37 on field goals as a rookie last season. Dallas' potentially explosive offense and the kicker-friendly confines of Cowboys Stadium make him a fine fantasy kicking option.
Dan Bailey K DAL Jun 29 '12
Dan Bailey will not face serious competition for the placekicking job at training camp.
David Buehler was let go in March. Bailey was wildly impressive as a rookie in 2011, connecting on 32-of-37 field-goal attempts. He's a fine fantasy option once again this season as part of the Cowboys' potentially explosive offense.
Dan Bailey K DAL Nov 07 '11
Dan Bailey has set a franchise record for consecutive field goals made.
After going 3-for-3 yesterday, Bailey has nailed 19 straight field goals. "Don't mess with him," said special teams coach Joe DeCamillis. "Don't coach him. Leave him alone." Bailey's 20 field goals made on the season tie him for the league lead with Billy Cundiff.
Dan Bailey K DAL Oct 19 '11
David Buehler admitted that he's unlikely to challenge Dan Bailey for the Cowboys' placekicking job.
Buehler is nearly set to return from his groin injury, but his role will just be as a kickoff specialist if active. Bailey is 15-of-16 on field goals this season, including 6-of-6 from 40-plus yards out.
Dan Bailey K DAL Sep 05 '11
Dan Bailey is in position to open the season as the Cowboys' field-goal kicker.
Bailey is an undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma State that won the Lou Groza award as the country's best collegiate kicker last season. While the Cowboys figure to comb the waiver wire for a veteran option this week, Bailey has a real chance to stick. David Buehler will handle kickoffs.