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News: DMN: Buehler who? Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey hits third winning field goal

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Juke99, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Buehler who? Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey hits third winning field goal

    ByBrandon George

    ARLINGTON - Undrafted rookie kicker Dan Bailey continues to be one of the big reasons why the Cowboys are in first place in the NFC East.

    For the third time this season, Bailey made a game-winning field goal for the Cowboys. Just four days earlier, Bailey made a 39-yard field goal to give the Cowboys a 27-24 win at Washington. On Thursday, Bailey's 28-yard field goal as time expired gave the Cowboys a 20-19 win over Miami.

  2. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Amazing what a difference having a real kicker is. How many of these W's would be L's if we trotted out some of our old BS kickers???

    How many games were decided by a missed FG over the past 10 years?
  3. Shotgun Dave

    Shotgun Dave Well-Known Member

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    So...why is Buehler still here then?
  4. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Well-Known Member

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    I do note that Buehler was out there, giving Bailey some major love. I'm not sure what JJ has planned for the future kicking game, but Bailey has been Mr consistency. A lot of us felt the same about Nick Folk until his game went south. Hard to tell with kickers. Just ask Hos.;)
  5. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Baily has 4 game winning FGs not 3.

    49ers: Overtime FG
    Wash: 1:47 left in 4th to take lead
    Wash: Overtime FG
    Miami: Last second FG
  6. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Unbelievable. Bailey's performance on field goals has nothing to do with the decision to keep Buehler around. A lousy kickoff by Bailey led to 3 Miami points at the end of the half - get a touchback there and those points don't happen.

    With our kickoff coverage playing well earlier in the season, I figured Buehler was clearly not worth the roster spot. The way the coverage is playing now, though, I think we may miss him.
  7. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    Actually that number wouldn't even begin to show the true value of having a dependable kicker. In recent years, we would have gone for it on 4th down unless the kick was around 30 yards or less to avoid having to depend on a kicker.

  8. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Well-Known Member

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    Correct -- I shake my head at the quality of reporting at the DMN these days, or maybe I should say the lack thereof.

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