Nick Folk: The Rise And Fall Of A Dallas Cowboys Kicker

Dallas Cowboys field goal kicker Nick Folk looked so promising after the Cowboys endured a decade without a reliable guy at the position who made the 40-plus yarders.

Something has gone horribly wrong, and he’s pretty much costing the team a trip to the playoffs. Folk, who has missed a total of nine field goals on the season, missed his fifth in five games–a 42 yarder. His percentage of field goals made is barely dangling in the 60-percent range.

What has gone wrong? Is it the new stadium, something with the lighting or the design or the 60 yard high definition television hanging above him?

Your guess is as good as mine, but somehow Nick Folk has decided to suck now. He’s missed six of his last eight darn field goals.

Jerry Jones is not happy. The team decided to change holders for Folk. They brought back Tony Romo, which of course stirred the media pot of football blunders when Tony Romo fumbled a field goal attempt that resulted in a Seattle Seahawks playoff win. Jones said today that the Romo experiment showed that Folk’s misses are not because of the holder.

He’s just missing these chip shots.

One paper reports that David Buehler, the punter, may take over field goals.

There is even talk that Folk could be released.

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