Five Reasons The Cowboys Had To Re-Sign Kicker Dan Bailey

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Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey (5) after the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Steelers 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Less Kick Returns; Better Field Position

The importance of field position is often overlooked. But to have a kicker who can kick it out of the endzone regularly is now a must for every NFL team. This prevents kick returns and guarantees nominal field position for your opponents. Let’s not forget, if your kicker kicks the ball out of bounds via the sidelines during a kick-off, the opposing team gets the ball on their own 40 yard line. Bailey now has both the power and accuracy to launch the ball out of the endzone consistently. He gives our defense a fighting chance after every kickoff.

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