Dan Bailey watched most of Sunday night's game between the Seahawks and Cardinals. But when regulation ended with the score tied 3-3, the Cowboys' Pro Bowl kicker decided to go to bed.
And that might be for the best.
The game ended in a 6-6 tie because both place-kickers missed field goals from inside the 30-yard line, which is shorter than the extra point try.
The Cardinals had a chance to win the game midway through the extra period but Chandler Catanzaro hooked a 24-yard kick that hit the upright. With the seconds literally ticking off the clock later in overtime, Stephen Hauschka badly pulled his 28-yard attempt, which kept the game at a 6-6 draw, which was the lowest scoring overtime tie in NFL history.
"Everyone has been asked me if I saw it," Bailey said* *on Monday. "I'm going to look at the kicks. It's crazy it happened in the same game. Personally, you feel bad for those guys. In that situation, you want to make those. It doesn't matter what the distance is."
While the game will be remembered for the two shorts misses, the kickers were the only ones on the scoreboard all night.
"I watched the game all the way up until overtime," Bailey said. "You know it's a hard-fought game. regardless if the defense is playing well, it's still a close game. Points are at a premium. You feel for those guys that they couldn't convert in those opportunities. But it happens, if you play long enough."
For Bailey, short misses haven't happened much, especially since his rookie year. He did miss a 21-yarder in 2011, but has since made 39 straight field goals under 30 yards.
Bailey, who has battled a sore back the last few weeks, said the bye week came at the right time and doesn't expect any setbacks moving forward through the rest of the season.