Dan Bailey
K DAL (8)
5 months ago

Bailey finished an injury-plagued regular season having connected on only 75 percent (15-for-20) of his field-goal attempts while missing the first two extra points of his NFL career.

EDGE Analysis

All seven of those misses came in the final four games of the season, and it's fair to wonder whether Bailey rushed back too soon from a groin injury that kept him out of action from Weeks 8-11. The normally reliable kicker will get the whole offseason to heal and correct any bad habits that crept into his technique down the stretch, and he should be back to his usual self in 2018.

Dan Bailey
K DAL (8)
6 months ago

Bailey made field goals from 34, 51, 51, and 39 yards, but missed from 34 and 48 yards in Sunday's 21-12 loss to the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey scored all of the Cowboys' points, including a couple 50-yarders, but his two misses proved costly as Dallas was eliminated from playoff contention. The usually flawless kicker has clearly been off since returning from his groin injury, and is probably looking forward to getting fully healthy again following this Sunday's game in Philadelphia.

Dan Bailey
K DAL (8)
6 months ago

Bailey made field goals from 45 and 19 yards while also converting both his extra-point attempts in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey's 19-yarder with under two minutes remaining ultimately won the Cowboys their eighth game of the season. After a stunning three misses in Week 14, Bailey was back to his usual, reliable self Sunday.

Dan Bailey
K DAL (8)
6 months ago

Bailey (hamstring) wasn't listed on the Cowboys' injury report Wednesday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perhaps as a way to excuse Bailey's two misses from 50-plus yards Sunday against the Giants, owner and general manager Jerry Jones noted Tuesday that a hamstring concern was afflicting the kicker. By avoiding the injury report entirely Wednesday, Bailey erased any doubt about his ability to play Week 15 at Oakland, who has given up the second-most points to kickers this season.

Dan Bailey
K DAL (8)
6 months ago

Owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday that Bailey is tending to a hamstring injury at the moment, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

A groin concern forced Bailey to the sideline for four games earlier this season. In three outings since he returned, he hasn't had much problem with extra points, connecting on eight of nine, but field goals have been a different story. While he's made both kicks from less than 30 yards, he missed a pair from 50-plus yards Sunday against the Giants. The ailment may force the Cowboys to be more aggressive in enemy territory, perhaps whittling down the number of potential attempts from distance.

Dan Bailey
K DAL (8)
6 months ago

Bailey made a 21-yard field goal but missed from 53 and 50 yards in Sunday's 30-10 win over the Giants, when he also missed one of his four extra-point tries.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey entered Sunday's contest with a perfect kicking record this season, evidencing how rare his struggles were. After an uncharacteristic performance, the veteran will aim to straighten things out this Sunday in Oakland.

Dan Bailey
K DAL (8)
7 months ago

Bailey made a 24-yard field goal and all five of his extra-point tries en route to eight points in last Thursday's 38-14 win over the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey was perfect on the day, recording his first points since returning from a groin injury suffered in Week 7. Undoubtedly one of the league's best kickers when healthy, Bailey will hope the Cowboys offense can put together another strong performance this weekend versus the hapless Giants.

Dan Bailey
K DAL (8)
7 months ago

Bailey attempted no field goals or extra points in the Cowboy's 28-6 loss to the Chargers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey returned from his groin injury on Thursday but wasn't able to demonstrate his health, save for two kickoffs. However, the Cowboy's have since released Mike Nugent, which is a sign of confidence in Bailey's health going forward, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. Barring further setback he'll be active the rest of the way.

Dan Bailey
K DAL (8)
7 months ago

Bailey (groin) is active for Thursday's game against the Chargers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bailey backed up his prediction of a return, which was partly based on his ability to hit field goals before Sunday's loss to the Eagles. Ending a four-game absence, he'll supplant Mike Nugent, who handled all kicking duty in the meantime.

Dan Bailey
K DAL (8)
7 months ago

Bailey (groin), who is questionable for Thursday's contest against the Chargers, expects to play, David More of The Dallas Morning News reports. "Hopefully I'll be back out there," Bailey said Wednesday. "I mean, I had a good week in practice last week, obviously kicked before the game Sunday just to get the work in, so I'm feeling pretty good."

EDGE Analysis

Indeed, the first inkling Bailey was trending toward a return happened prior to Sunday's loss to the Eagles, when he attempted field goals during pregame warmups. He proceeded to practice on a limited basis this week, but his availability Week 12 may come down to a game-time decision. Even if he ends a four-game absence Thursday, his replacement, Mike Nugent, may still be active as an insurance policy.