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PRO: Dan Bailey signed with Dallas as an undrafted free agent just prior to training camp to provide competition at place kicker. He became one-of-three undrafted free agents to make the club out of training camp in 2011 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). Not only limited to putting the ball through the uprights, Bailey was called upon to handle kickoffs after David Buehler (groin) landed on Reserve/Injured midway through the season. Bailey responded by notching 24 touchbacks on 64 kickoffs.
7/28/11: Signed with Dallas as a rookie free agent.
• 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 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.
• Handled all kicking duties against Detroit (10/2) and was three-of-three on field goals and PATs. Had touchbacks on three of five kickoffs.
• Converted on all three field goal tries at New England (10/16) to up his streak of consecutive field goals made to 14 - the fifth-longest streak in club history.
• Improved his streak of field goals made to 16 with two made against St. Louis (10/23). Tied Nick 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 Nick 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 second game-winning field goal with a 37-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 Chris 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 after missing his first attempt from 53 yards out 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 blocked kick against the N.Y. Giants (12/11) on a 47-yard attempt. Finished two-of-three (good from 49 yards out twice). His 31 field goals made on the season tied for fourth in a rookie season in league history.
• Converted all four PAT tries and his lone field goal (30-yarder) at Tampa Bay (12/17).
• Made his only kick, a PAT, against Philadelphia (12/24) then was true on two PATs with one missed 52-yard field goal in the season finale at the N.Y. Giants (1/1/12).
• Finished his final campaign with a team-best 149 points, splitting the uprights on 68-of-70 PATs and 27-of-31 field goals.
• Was a Lou Groza Award and All-America candidate.
• Had a streak of 182 PAT made snapped with a block at Texas.
• As a junior, converted all 46 PAT attempts and was true on 13-of-18 field goal tries, including a 51-yarder.
• Connected on 10 of his last 12 field goal tries.
• Finished fifth among Big 12 kickers with 85 points.
• Finished second on the team - to current Cowboys teammate Dez Bryant - and fifth in the Big 12 with 110 points, converting on 15-of-19 field goal attempts (78.9%) and was perfect on all 65 PAT tries as a sophomore.
• Had a string of 10 straight field goal conversions snapped in the Holiday Bowl.
• His 78.9 field goal conversion percentage was good for second in the Big 12.
• As a true freshman, converted all 20 PAT tries and two-of-four field goals.
• 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.
• Married to Krista.
• 2011 Rookie Club presented by UnitedHealthcare.
• 2012 Dallas Cowboys Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.
• 2012 “Dallas” TV Show Premiere attendee.
• 2012 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
• Annual Holiday Hospital Visits.
• Kick Off Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.• Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.