Nov 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey (5) is congratulated by teammates after kicking the game-winning field goal in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Kicker Dan Bailey A Priority!

The Dallas Cowboys are in off-season mode and their season was once again an up and down roller coaster, ending in 8-8 for the third straight year.  For some players, this will be the last time they play in a Dallas Cowboys uniform and for some coaches they will be gracing other teams’ sidelines next season.


Now that the off-season is in full swing early again for Dallas fans, we as fans need to look into next year.  With all the free agents, restricted and otherwise, a few of them will be hot commodities on the free agency market.  None of these potential free agents are more important to lock up than Dallas’ kicker Dan Bailey.


Stop laughing, it’s true.  Name me one other player on the team that has been as consistent and reliable as Bailey?  The interesting thing about Bailey is after the season ended; he came out and said he’d love to stay in Dallas because “he loves kicking here”.


In Bailey’s three-year career here in Dallas, he has gone 123/123 on extra points kicked, and 89/98 on field goals with his percentage at 90.8 per kick.  Not only has Bailey had a few game winning kicks for the Cowboys and but he has been phenomenal on kickoffs as well and just for the record, he’s made a few good tackles as well.


So besides his reliability and him being one of the few bright spots on an otherwise inconsistent team, Bailey is very humble and states he just wants to be the best he can be.  Bailey’s tune is a lot different than a few of the other free agents who look at the NFL as a business case in point, defensive player Jason Hatcher.  Bailey is a keeper!


So our only hope Dallas fans is for our owner Jerry Jones to finally sign someone who’s worth it! A player who actually understands what it’s like to wear the star with dignity and honor! At least we, the fans,  know, after 3 seasons, that Dan Bailey is probably the most reliable player and in my very humble opinion, quite possibly the teams’ MVP.

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  • Earl Robertson

    I don’t think it is crazy he is one of the best kickers all time for cowboys it is just that Jones again will think you can find a kicker like Bailey on the streets which means another 4 years of games being lost because of miss FGs and then drafting another David Buelher in the 5th round!!

    • Jared Watson

      Sadly you are right, Jones will dick around and probably lose him. It says Bailey is humble, not stupid, and I can promise you his agent is neither.

  • jayhwk01

    Bailey is a game changer and aside from 8-8 seasons he is the only thing you can consistently count on in Dallas. Pay the kid……

    • Jared Watson

      Indeed, (and it pains me to agree with a jaywawk ;)) however the article does say he is “humble” not sure if he fits in with this team considering that…kidding aside, I cannot think of another kicker in the league I would swap him for.

  • Old Frog

    Not much more you can say about a player that is responsible for 25% of the points scored this season.

  • Jeff

    He is good. He has proven he is consistent. Hes just never been put in game winning FG positions to really see how the pressure affects him. Hopefully he gets a lot of opportunities and does well. But for now, keep him.

    • itsaboat

      He hit the game winner in NYG this season