Cowboys Won’t Sign Kicker This Week

The Cowboys worked out Kai ForbathRobbie Gould and Aldrick Rosas on Friday in case Dan Bailey could not prove able in time for Sunday’s Week 5 tilt. But the team will pass on signing one of them after Bailey practiced Friday, Todd Archer of reports.

Bailey made it through practice on Friday without issues after missing Wednesday and Thursday’s sessions with a back injury, one that he complained about during pregame last week.

So, Dallas evidently feels comfortable enough this injury won’t hinder Bailey’s chances of making it through the game against the Bengals without issue and will avoid cutting a fringe backup to sign a free agent emergency kicker.

Instead, the Cowboys’ emergency option could be safety Jeff Heath, whom the team used as a kicker in practice this week. The backup safety was a high school kicker who received soccer scholarship offers before attending Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) to play football.

Bailey’s kicked for the Cowboys since 2011. The 28-year-old is 8-for-10 on field goals this season and hasn’t missed an extra point. Bailey connected on a career-best 93.8 percent of his field goals in 2015. He’s made at least 93 percent in three of his five seasons. After complaining of the back issue, however, Bailey did miss a 47-yarder against the 49ers but made a 22-yard try in the fourth quarter.

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