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Dan Bailey | Place Kicker | #5

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
College: Oklahoma State
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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said K Dan Bailey has a minor hamstring injury.
It explains why the hyper-accurate kicker missed two field goals and an extra point against the Giants. Jones does not expect the injury to be an issue moving forward, but it is something to monitor. If he plays, Bailey will be a great option against the Raiders. Dec 12 - 11:12 AM

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Cowboys K Dan Bailey (groin) is active for Week 12 against the Chargers.

Bailey is back after missing three games. Inactive for the Cowboys are K Mike Nugent, RB Darren McFadden, CB Bene Benwikere, LB Sean Lee, LB Justin March-Lillard, TE Blake Jarwin and DT Daniel Ross.
Nov 23 - 3:07 PM

Dan Bailey (groin) expects to play Week 12 against the Chargers.

"Hopefully I'll be back out there," he said. "I had a good week in practice last week, obviously kicked before the game Sunday just to get the work in, so I’m feeling pretty good." Bailey has been out since injuring his groin in Week 8. Mike Nugent has converted 7-of-9 field goals during his absence.
Nov 22 - 5:49 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said K Dan Bailey (groin) has a chance to play on Thanksgiving.

Bailey was spotted warming up on the field before the Sunday night game, and he got in a limited practice on Monday. Available in most leagues, Bailey will be a plug-and-play kicker this week if he returns.
Nov 21 - 9:52 AM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett does not expect K Dan Bailey (groin) to play Week 11 against the Eagles.

Bailey was expected to miss at least four weeks after picking up a groin injury Week 7 against the 49ers, so this is not a big surprise. The early rule out does suggest he will be at best questionable for the Thanksgiving Day game against the Chargers. Mike Nugent has been filling in with Bailey sidelined.
Nov 13 - 10:13 AM

Cowboys K Dan Bailey (groin) is expected to miss at least four weeks.

This falls in line with early reports on his timetable. With Bailey sidelined, it's possible Dallas is more aggressive on fourth-down decisions near the red-zone. The Cowboys will go with Mike Nugent until Bailey returns.
Oct 27 - 4:09 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Cowboys K Dan Bailey (groin) is expected to miss "several weeks."

This appeared to be the likely outcome after Bailey was quickly ruled out against the 49ers. Dallas will work out free agent Ks Jason Myers, Mike Nugent, Sam Irwin Hill, and Younghoe Koo this week.
Oct 23 - 12:41 PM

Cowboys K Dan Bailey was forced from Sunday's game against the 49ers with a groin injury, and will not return.

Up 20-3, the Cowboys bizarrely went for a two-point conversion. We now know why. Safety Jeff Heath took the ensuing kickoff, and will finish the game as Dallas' leg man. The fact that Bailey was ruled out so quickly suggests he will be doubtful for Week 8.
Oct 22 - 5:08 PM

Cowboys K Dan Bailey (questionable, back) is expected to play Week 5 against the Bengals.

Bailey reportedly came through Friday's practice session without any problems, so Dallas is not even going to sign a backup. Bailey will be fine for Sunday.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 01:25:00 PM

Cowboys K Dan Bailey (back) is not practicing Thursday.

Bailey's back tightened up before last week's game. The Cowboys will work out both Robbie Gould and Kai Forbath, suggesting Bailey sitting out is a real possibility.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Cowboys K Dan Bailey is dealing with a back injury.

Jerry Jones said Bailey had some tightness in his back before the game in San Francisco, which could explain an uncharacteristic miss from 47 yards. Coach Jason Garrett said the team could look to bring in a backup option this week.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 09:10:00 AM

Dan Bailey has set a franchise record for consecutive field goals made with 28.

Fantasy owners aren't going to find many better options than Bailey on a week-to-week basis. He plays for an explosive offense in a kicker-friendly stadium and has gone 7-of-8 on field goals from 50+ over the last two seasons. Fire Bailey up for a potential shootout with the Saints in Week 4.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Dan Bailey is 3-of-3 on field goals of 50+ yards this preseason.

Bailey has developed into one of the league's premier long-ball kickers, as he went 6-of-7 from 50+ last season. With ideal home kicking conditions and an explosive offense, he's an excellent weekly option for fantasy owners -- especially those that get bonus points for length.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 11:05:00 AM

Cowboys K Dan Bailey's six-year extension is worth $22.5 million, with $7.5 million guaranteed.

Only in Jerry's World. More cap strapped than any team in football, the Cowboys will likely have to convert salaries into prorated "signing" bonuses elsewhere on the roster to fit Bailey's head-scratching new deal into their already in-the-red finances. Bailey gets a $4.5 million signing bonus and $3.4 million per year in new money. We don't have any problem with Bailey -- he's 26 and one of the top placekickers in the game -- but the Cowboys' contractual dealings are annually the most preposterous in football. Maybe they'll bulk up Bailey and get him to double at defensive tackle. Dallas is currently nearly $22 million over the cap.
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 09:32:00 PM

Cowboys signed K Dan Bailey to a seven-year contract.

He was a restricted free agent. The deal locks Bailey up through 2020, and is worth "a little more" than $3 million per season. It's quite a commitment for a kicker, but owner Jerry Jones always lavishes his resources on in-house assets. Bailey has converted 89-of-98 (90.8 percent) career field-goal attempts, and is 11-of-16 on kicks of 50-plus yards. He's a reliable weapon for an inconsistent team.
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 01:25:00 PM

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3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Alfred Morris
FB1Keith Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Ryan Switzer
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Noah Brown
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Geoff Swaim
4Rico Gathers
LT1Tyron Smith
2Byron Bell
LG1Jonathan Cooper
2Chaz Green
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
RG1Zack Martin
2Byron Bell
RT1La'el Collins
K1Dan Bailey