The Cowboys are working out a group of kickers today as Dan Bailey deals with a back injury (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter). Dallas will audition former Bears kicker Robbie Gould as well as former Redskins and Saints kicker Kai Forbath, as Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets.
Before being cut by the Bears in early September, Gould spent the past 11 seasons in Chicago, converting 85-percent (276-323) of his field goals and 99-percent of his extra points (379-383). After a disappointing 2014 campaign where he only made 12 appearances and finished with a career-low field goal percentage, the veteran seemed to have bounced back in 2015. Gould connected on nearly 85-percent of his field goals, and his kickoffs continued to be as consistent as ever. For one reason or another, he was not kept on board for 2016.
Bailey missed a 47-yard field goal attempt against the 49ers on Sunday, but he did sink a 22-yard chip shot in the fourth quarter. It doesn’t sound like the Cowboys are looking to replace Bailey in the long term.
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