The Dallas Cowboys took a chance on kicker Dan Bailey. At the end of the season, they had to be happy about that risk and so are we! Bailey is today’s Tight End Tuesday!
Bailey was signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent following the 2011 NFL Draft in July 2011.
His remarkable year with the Boys started against the San Francisco 49ers. After missing a chip shot attempt earlier in the game, Bailey made a 48 yard field goal to send the game into overtime and he knocked down the eventual game winner from 19 yards out.
The season ended strangely enough with a bad call from Head Coach Jason Garrett.
On December 11, however, in a game against the New York Giants with the Cowboys trailing 37-34, Bailey’s first attempt at a game-tying 47-yard field goal was interrupted when Giants coach Tom Coughlin called a time-out, effectively icing the kicker. Bailey’s first kicked ball did go through the uprights. However, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul blocked Bailey’s kick after the Giants timeout.
OK. Enough talking! Ready for some pictures? Of course you are! Let’s do this!
… Dan agrees!
OK, here’s a few more of the kicker!
This one is nice…
Yes! It requires me to pull for a Dallas Cowboy, but I am definitely looking forward to Dan’s second season in the NFL! Should be another good year for Bailey.
One more picture? Ok Ok!!
Here he is accepting the Lou Groza Award in 2010 for being the nation’s best collegiate kicker while he was at Oklahoma State University.
You. Are. Welcome!
Now remember, Tight End Tuesday obviously isn’t for just Tight End position players. If you have someone you’d love to see featured, comment below or send me a tweet! Thanks!
Miranda Remaklus is lead writer for Aerys Offsides. She’s also a contributor at Aaron Miles’ Fastball in the MLB section. Follow her on Twitter, @missmiranda.