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Dan Bailey

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Height: 
6-0

Weight:

195

Age

29
Oklahoma State
7 Years Pro

2017 Season

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TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

1/23/14: Signed a seven-year contract as an unrestricted free agent with Dallas through 2020. 

7/28/11: Signed with Dallas as a rookie free agent.

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Dan Bailey signed with Dallas as an undrafted free agent just prior to training camp in 2011 to provide competition at place kicker. He became one-of-three undrafted free agents to make the club out of training camp that season and went on to have one of the best kicking seasons in franchise and league history by a rookie. While finishing the season 32-of-37 (86.5%) on field goals and perfect on all 39 PAT tries, Bailey was named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team, set a club rookie record for most field goals made in a season (32), tied Chris Boniol for the second-most consecutive field goals made (26) and set a club rookie game record for field goals made (six). His second pro season was much of the same as he missed just two field goals all season - both from 50-plus yards - while also tying for third in a season in club history with three field goals made of 50-or-more yards. His 93.5 (29-of-31) field goal percentage in 2012 was second in a season in club history while his 29 made tied for fourth. Bailey was again a model of consistency and near perfection in 2013, finishing the year 28-of-30 (93.3 - third in team history) on field goals and perfect on all 47 PAT tries. He also set the single-season club mark for 50-yard field goals (six) and has the most in a career in Cowboys history (16). For his work in 2013, Bailey was rewarded with a seven-year contract extension. Bailey continued to be automatic through 2014, ringing true on 25-of-29 field goals and all 47 PATs. From 2013-14, Bailey connected on a team-record 30 consecutive field goals. The 2015 season was no different as he went 30-of-32 for an NFL-high tying 93.8 percentage to earn his first trip to the Pro Bowl. Bailey also topped 200 career PATs made (204 - second in team history) and 600 career points to move into third in team history in points scored. In 2016 Bailey led the team in scoring for the sixth overall and sixth consecutive time while converting all 46 PATs and going 27-of-32 (84.4) on field goal tries. For his career, Bailey is 171-of-191 (89.5% - second in NFL history) on field goals and one of just three Cowboys with 750 points (763- third). Not only limited to putting the ball through the uprights, Bailey is a consistent kickoff man, registering 264 touchbacks on 493 (53.5) kickoffs through six seasons.

 

2016:

  • Voted a team captain and finished the year with a team-best 127 points, going 27-of-32 (84.4) on field goals and converting all 46 PATs.
  • Opened the season against the N.Y. Giants (9/11) going four-of-four on field goals (23,56,25,54) with one PAT and four touchbacks on six kickoffs. It was his seventh career game with at least four field goals and his club-record 22nd with three-or-more. It was his fourth career match with two field goals made from 50 yards.
  • Became the second kicker in team history (Rafael Septien) to reach 150 career field goals made after sinking two (22 and 31 yards) in the win at Washington (9/18).
  • Joined Septien as the only two Cowboys kickers to convert 50 field goals from 30-39 yards, hitting from 32, along with one from 44 and one from 22 in the win at Green Bay (10/16).
  • Was good on five PATs - tied for second in a game in his career - and topped 700 career points - third Cowboy, second kicker - in the game at Cleveland (11/6).
  • Hit the longest field goal in Heinz Field history - 53 yards - as he was true on all three of his tries for his 25th career game with three-or-more field goals at Pittsburgh (11/13).
  • Became the club’s all-time field goal leader after making two tries against Baltimore (11/20) to give him 163 made for his career. Also hit three PATs and had five touchbacks on six kickoffs in the win.
  • Forced touchbacks on all six kickoffs, was true on four PATs and his lone field goal on Thanksgiving Day against Washington (11/24).
  • Attempted a season-high six field goals against Tampa Bay (12/18), making four (27,40,38,33) and missing two from 50-plus (56,52).
  • Against Detroit (12/26) tied his career-high with six PATs and forced five touchbacks on seven kickoffs.
  • In the Divisional Playoff Game against Green Bay (1/15/17), hit both PATs and three field goals (50,33,52) to become the second kicker in NFL history to connect on at least two field goals of 50 yards in a playoff game.

2015:

  • Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection after hitting on 30-of-32 field goals and all 25 PATs to tie Josh Brown with a league-best 93.8 field goal percentage.
  • His 30 field goals were second in his career, fourth in team history, and his 93.8 percentage was tops in his career, second in team history.
  • Opened the season against the N.Y. Giants (9/13) with two field goals and three PATs, giving him 182 career PATs made to pass Mike Clark (180) for second in team history. Also had touchbacks on all six kickoffs.
  • For the fifth time in his career - most in team history - converted at least four field goals in a game, making four against Seattle (11/1).
  • Went two-of-three, making from 42 and 53 yards before suffering his first miss of the season (48) against Tampa Bay (11/25). Had a streak of 21 straight field goals made snapped - tying the fifth-longest streak in team history.
  • On Thanksgiving Day against Carolina (11/26), became the third Cowboy, second kicker, to reach 600 career points after converting two field goals (21 and 48). Also logged his 200th career touchback.

 

2014:

  • Went 25-of-29 (86.2) on field goals and was good on all 56 PATs.
  • His 56 PATs made tied Danny Villanueva (1966) for third in a season in team history.
  • Opened the season against San Francisco (9/7) with a 29-yard field goal, two PATs and three touchbacks on three kickoffs. Extended his streak of consecutive field goals made to 22 - fourth in team history - and passed Michael Irvin (392) for fifth on the club’s all-time scoring chart with 395.
  • Made all four field goal tries, three from 40-plus and one from 51, in the win at Tennessee (9/14). Became the 15th kicker with four field goals made of 40-plus and the seventh of that group with one from 50-plus. Extended his streak of field goals made to 26 to tie the second-longest streak in team history and topped 400 career points - the fifth Dallas Cowboy and second kicker to that mark.
  • Hit both field goals (29 and 40) in the come-from-behind win at St. Louis (9/21) to extend his streak of consec- utive field goals made to a club-record 28. Also tied Nick Folk with 131 PATs made after hitting four.
  • In the win against New Orleans (9/28), hit a 51-yard field goal to extend his club record streak to 29 straight makes while hitting all five PATs. His 136 career PATs are third in team history.
  • Snapped his club-record streak of consecutive field goals made (30), missing his second attempt (53 yards) at the end of regulation against Houston (10/5). Hit his then longest game-winner (49 yards) - his ninth game-win- ning field goal, fifth in overtime. Was two-of-three on field goals and two-of-two on PATs.
  • Was three-of-three on field goals, including a club-record tying 56-yarder at Seattle (10/12). His first field goal - a 42-yarder - was his 100th career field goal and officially made him the NFL’s all-time most accurate placekicker.
  • After finishing with two PATs and a field goal against Washington (10/27), reached 459 career points to pass Bob Hayes (456) for fourth on Dallas’ all-time scoring chart.
  • Was true on five PATs and his only field goal try (49 yards) at Philadelphia (12/14). Topped 500 career points, the fourth player - second kicker - in team history to reach 500. Reached 500 in 62 career games, the sec- ond-fastest kicker in NFL history and the second-fewest combined attempts (123 field goals and 168 PATs).
  • Attempted and made a career-best six PATs against Indianapolis (12/21). It was the most by a Cowboy since Folk hit six against the N.Y. Giants (9/9/07).
  • Closed the season at Washington (12/28) with three field goals (36,32 and 23) and was true on five PATs. His 14 points gave him 521 for his career to move into third all-time in team history.
  • Was one-of-two on field goals - missing from 41 yards but hitting a 51-yarder - three-of-three on PATs and had four touchbacks on five kickoffs in the Wild Card game against Detroit (1/4/15).
  • In the Divisional Playoff Game at Green Bay (1/11/15), had a 50-yard field goal try blocked and hit three PATs.

2013:

  • Finished the season making 28-of-30 (93.3%) field goals and all 47 PATs for 131 points while forcing 52 touch- backs on 91 kickoffs. His 28 field goals tied for sixth in team history, and he made his last 21 straight.
  • Set the single-season club mark for 50+ yard field goals (six) and had the most in a career in club history (11), converting two in a single game three times on the season.
  • At Kansas City (9/15) made all three field goals, two from 50-plus, including a then career-long 53-yarder, to give him 67 career field goals made. Passed Folk and Toni Fritsch (64) for fifth in field goals in team history. Also extended his streak of consecutive field goals made to 20.
  • For the second time this season, was good from 50 yards twice (53) and hit a 44-yarder at Detroit (10/27). His two games with two 50-plus yard field goals are the most in a career in team history and his nine career 50-yard field goals are the most. His75 career field goals tie Richie Cunningham for third in squad history. His three PATs on the day gave him 100 to tie Billy Cundiff for eighth in team history.
  • Moved into third in team history with 77 field goals made after hitting two (41 and 44) against Minnesota (11/3).
  • Against Green Bay (12/15) went five-of-five on field goals, including two from 50 yards. He has six 50-yarders made this season and 11 for his career - both club records. It was his third career game with multiple 50-yard- ers, one of eight players since 2000 to accomplish the feat. He had all three this season, the only one of the eight to do it in a single season. Also had nine touchbacks on nine kickoffs.
  • Closed out the season against Philadelphia (12/29) with three field goals (44, 43 and 36) for 21 straight field goals made and one PAT. His 47 PATs made on the season tied for eighth in team history.

2012:

  • Finished his second pro season second in team record books, tied for second in the NFL in 2012, with a 93.5 (29-of-31) field goal percentage Tied for fourth in team history with 29 field goals made - tied for eighth in the NFL in 2012.
  • Tied a then career-long with a 51-yard field goal and was true on three PATs against the N.Y. Giants (10/28).
  • Hit both PATs and all three field goals, including a 32-yarder with 0:02 left in regulation to force overtime and a 38-yard game-winner in the extra period against Cleveland (11/18). His game-winner was the fifth of his career, the second-most by a Cowboy behind Septien’s seven.
  • On Thanksgiving Day against Washington (11/22), again hit all three field goal tries, including a then career-high tying 51-yarder. It was his 10th career game with three field goals made to tie Boniol for the third-most games with three-or-more field goals made in team history.
  • Hit a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give Dallas the 20-19 win at Cincinnati (12/9). It was his second game-winner of the season, sixth of his career. Was also true on a 37-yarder earlier in the game.
  • Hit both field goals (50 and 21 yards) with the 21-yarder coming with 13:36 remaining in overtime to beat Pittsburgh (12/26). It was his third game-winning kick of the season and seventh of his career to tie Septien for the most in team history.

2011:

  • Finished the season 32-of-37 on field goal tries for the second-best field goal percentage by a rookie in franchise history (86.5). Also had a club rookie record for most field goals made in a season (32), longest streak of field goals by a rookie in team and NFL history (26) and most field goals made by a rookie in a single game in team history (six).
  • Named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team.
  • Made his NFL debut and connected on his lone field goal try (34 yards) and all three PATs at the N.Y. Jets (9/11).
  • In the overtime win at San Francisco (9/18), was two-of-three on field goals, including a 48-yarder to send the game into overtime and the 19-yard game-winning field goal.
  • Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week following the home-opening win over Washington (9/26) after establishing a club rookie record and tying a league rookie record with six field goals made. His final try was a 40-yarder that gave Dallas an 18-16 advantage with 1:47 remaining.
  • Improved his streak of field goals made to 16 with two made against St. Louis (10/23). Tied Folk for the fourth-longest streak in franchise history. Was also true on his first career 50-yard attempt (51).
  • Took over punting duties in the second half of the game at Philadelphia (10/30) with Mat McBriar (foot) sidelined and punted twice for a gross of 39.5 and net of 37.0 to go with a PAT.
  • Made all three field goal tries to up his streak to 19 straight and pass Folk (16) and Richie Cunningham (18) for the third-longest streak in club history against Seattle (11/6).\
  • Added three more without a miss in the win over Buffalo (11/13) and was true on a career-high five PAT tries.
  • Made his third game-winning field goal with a 39-yarder in the overtime win at Washington (11/20).
  • Connected on a 28-yard field goal as time expired to give the Cowboys the win on Thanksgiving Day against Miami (11/24). Made two field goals to up his streak to 26 to tie Boniol (1995) for the second-longest streak in club history. It was his fourth game-winning field goal of the season - a league rookie record.
  • Had his streak of consecutive field goals made snapped at 26, missing his first attempt (53 yards) at Arizona (12/4). Finished two-of-four on the day, converting from 50 and 37 yards out and missing from 53 and 49.
  • Suffered his first career block on a 47-yard attempt against the N.Y. Giants (12/11). Was two-of-three (good from 49 yards twice). His 31 field goals made tied for fourth in a rookie season in league history.

COLLEGE:

  • Left OSU as the university’s leading scorer (370 points - 57-of-72 field goals and 199-of-207 PATs) and fifth-lead- ing scorer in conference history.
  • Finished his final campaign with a team-best 149 points, splitting the uprights on 68-of-70 PATs and 27-of-31 field goals and was a Lou Groza Award winner and the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year.
  • Had a streak of 182 PATs made snapped with a block at Texas.

PERSONAL:

  • Was an all-state and all-conference kicker and first-team all-city punter selected by The Oklahoman at Southwest Covenant High School in Mustang, Okla.
  • Had 51 touchbacks on 61 kickoffs as a senior and holds the school’s record for longest field goal (50 yards), most field goals in a season (seven) and career (14).
  • Was an individual state champion golfer.
  • Earned his degree in business management from Oklahoma State.

COMMUNITY:

  • 2011 Rookie Club presented by UnitedHealthcare.
  • 2012-17 Dallas Cowboys Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.
  • 2012 “Dallas” TV Show Premiere attendee.
  • 2012-17 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • 2013 Salvation Army Oklahoma Disaster Relief Phone Bank.
  • 2014 NFL Play 60 clinic, London, England.
  • 2014 Fan Appreciation Pep Rally, London, England.
  • 2014 Junior League of Dallas.
  • 2014-16 Community Volunteer Fair with United Healthcare.
  • 2014 Served an early Thanksgiving Meal at The Salvation Army.
  • 2015-16 Dirk Nowitzki Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game.
  • WrestleMania 32 week community event at WrestleMania Pro-Am Golf Tournament.
  • Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Kick Off Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.

Stats

Career Stats

gameskicking
seasonteamggsblklngfg attfgmpctxp attxpmxpctpat blkkoko avgtbretavg
2017DAL60056771001616100029651811-
2016DAL160056322784.44646100091645733-
2015DAL160054323093.8252510007363.34923-
2014DAL160156292586.2565610009863.15242-
2013DAL160053302893.3474710009363.55238-
2012DAL160051312993.53737100084623050-
2011DAL160151373286.5393910006765.32442-
TOTAL25619817889.9266266100053563.6282239-

Recent Games

kicking
wkopresultblklngfg attfgmpctxp attxpmxpctpat blkkoko avgtbretavg
10@ATLL 7-27--------------
9KCW 28-17--------------
8@WASW 33-19--------------
7@SFW 40-100000-22100026011-
5GBL 31-3504311100441000663.851-
4LAL 30-3503411100331000665.724-
3@ARIW 28-170000-44100056532-
2@DENL 17-4205611100221000466.531-
1NYGW 19-304844100111000666.242-

Field Goal

overall fgs20-29 yards30-39 yards40-49 yards50+ yardspat
seasonteamgblklngfgmfg attpctmattpctmattpctmattpctmattpctxp attxpmpctblk
2017DAL6056771001110022100331001110016161000
2016DAL16056273284.499100881007977.8365046461000
2015DAL16054303293.89910010101006785.75683.325251000
2014DAL16156252986.2661006785.78988.95771.456561000
2013DAL16053283093.3221008988.910101006785.747471000
2012DAL16051293193.555100131310077100356037371000
2011DAL16151323786.58988.91111100101283.3245039391000
TOTAL10225617819889.9404197.6586096.7515789.5253669.42662661000

kickoff

yearteamgkoydsoobavgtbpctrettdoskoskr
2017DAL6291,885023.618-11-00
2016DAL16915,827022.657-33-10
2015DAL16734,620023.949-23-20
2014DAL16986,183021.552-42-31
2013DAL16935,905020.852-38-21
2012DAL16845,21212230-50-51
2011DAL16674,377121.624-42-00
TOTAL 10253534,009222.008368200837282-239-133

punting

yearteamgpuntsydsnet ydslngavgnet avgblkoobdnin 20tbfcretretytd
2017DAL6---------------
2016DAL16---------------
2015DAL16---------------
2014DAL16---------------
2013DAL16---------------
2012DAL16---------------
2011DAL16279744139.537000001150
TOTAL 102279744139.537000001150

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017DAL60---0------
2016DAL16211000-----
2015DAL160---0------
2014DAL16220000-----
2013DAL16220000-----
2012DAL16110000-----
2011DAL16220000-----
TOTAL 102981000000-0

preseason

gamesoverall fgspatkickoffs
wkgame dateoppresultggsblklngfg attfgmpctxp attxpmxpctblkkoko avgtbretavg
008/03/2017ARIW 18-2010--------------
108/12/2017@LAL 10-13100321110000-0-----
208/19/2017INDW 19-241002511100111000-----
308/26/2017OAKW 20-241004211100111000-----
TOTAL 4004233100221000-----

regular season

gamesoverall fgspatkickoffs
wkgame dateoppresultggsblklngfg attfgmpctxp attxpmxpctblkkoko avgtbretavg
109/10/2017NYGW 3-191004844100111000666.242-
209/17/2017@DENL 17-421005611100221000466.531-
309/25/2017@ARIW 28-17100000-44100056532-
410/01/2017LAL 35-301003411100331000665.724-
510/08/2017GBL 35-311004311100441000663.851-
710/22/2017@SFW 40-10100000-22100026011-
810/29/2017@WASW 33-1900--------------
911/05/2017KCW 17-2800--------------
1011/12/2017@ATLL 7-2700--------------
TOTAL 60056771001616100029651811-

kicking splits - split by OPPONENT

splitg1-1920-2930-3940-4950+fgmfg attpct
Arizona Cardinals1-/--/--/--/--/-00-
Atlanta Falcons0-/--/--/--/--/----
Denver Broncos10/00/00/00/01/111100
Green Bay Packers10/00/00/01/10/011100
Kansas City Chiefs0-/--/--/--/--/----
Los Angeles Rams10/00/01/10/00/011100
New York Giants10/01/11/12/20/044100
San Francisco 49ers1-/--/--/--/--/-00-
Washington Redskins0-/--/--/--/--/----

kicking splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitg1-1920-2930-3940-4950+fgmfg attpct
Outside Own Division50/00/01/11/11/133100
vs AFC Teams10/00/00/00/01/111100
vs NFC Teams50/01/12/23/30/066100
vs Own Division10/01/11/12/20/044100

kicking splits - split by MONTH

splitg1-1920-2930-3940-4950+fgmfg attpct
November0-/--/--/--/--/----
October30/00/01/11/10/022100
September30/01/11/12/21/155100

kicking splits - split by STADIUM

splitg1-1920-2930-3940-4950+fgmfg attpct
AT&T Stadium30/01/12/23/30/066100
FedExField0-/--/--/--/--/----
Levi's® Stadium1-/--/--/--/--/-00-
Mercedes-Benz Stadium0-/--/--/--/--/----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High10/00/00/00/01/111100
University of Phoenix Stadium1-/--/--/--/--/-00-

kicking splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitg1-1920-2930-3940-4950+fgmfg attpct
Losses30/00/01/11/11/133100
Wins30/01/11/12/20/044100

kicking splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitg1-1920-2930-3940-4950+fgmfg attpct
Mondays1-/--/--/--/--/-00-
Sundays50/01/12/23/31/177100

Kicking splits - FIELD TYPE

splitg1-1920-2930-3940-4950+fgmfg attpct
Grass30/00/00/00/01/111100
Turf30/01/12/23/30/066100

Kicking splits - HOME/AWAY

splitg1-1920-2930-3940-4950+fgmfg attpct
Home Games30/01/12/23/30/066100
Road Games30/00/00/00/01/111100

Kicking splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitg1-1920-2930-3940-4950+fgmfg attpct
Ahead0/00/01/12/20/033100
Ahead by 1-8 Points-/--/--/--/--/----
Ahead by 9-16 Points-/--/--/--/--/----
Behind0/00/00/01/11/122100
Behind by 1-8 Points-/--/--/--/--/----
Behind by 9-16 Points-/--/--/--/--/----
Tied0/01/11/10/00/022100

Kicking splits - HALF

splitg1-1920-2930-3940-4950+fgmfg attpct
1st Half0/01/11/12/21/155100
2nd Half0/00/01/11/10/022100
Last Two Minutes of Half-/--/--/--/--/----

Kicking splits - QUARTERS

splitg1-1920-2930-3940-4950+fgmfg attpct
1st Quarter0/01/11/10/00/022100
2nd Quarter0/00/00/02/21/133100
3rd Quarter-/--/--/--/--/-00-
4th Quarter0/00/01/11/10/022100
4th Quarter within 7-/--/--/--/--/----

Kicking splits - MARGIN

splitg1-1920-2930-3940-4950+fgmfg attpct
Margin 0-720/00/01/11/10/022100
Margin 15+30/01/11/12/21/155100
Margin 8-141-/--/--/--/--/-00-