Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey isn’t having his best season. He missed four games with a groin injury, and now he’s missed multiple field goals in two of the past three games.
Bailey missed two field goals in the fourth quarter as the Cowboys couldn’t get back in what became a 21-12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Bailey was wide right on attempts from 34- and 48- yards.
“I’m just going to have to look at it,” Bailey said. “I’m not sure what it was. Obviously I just missed it. They both had good rotation. From a ball-striking standpoint, they felt pretty good. I really don’t know why [I pushed them].”
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Bailey connected on his first four field goal attempts before those two misses. He knocked in a 34-yarder and made consecutive 51-yard attempts (banking in the first one) in the second quarter.
He then was good from 39 yards in the third quarter. But the two misses didn’t sit well with him afterward.
Bailey missed multiple field goals at New York earlier this month, but bounced back last week at Oakland by making the game-winning 19-yard field goal.
“I felt like I had a great pregame, good week of practice,” Bailey said. “Even the misses [on Sunday], I felt like I was striking the ball well. I don’t know if I just blocked myself cause they were both to the right. I’m just going to have to take look at it and see.”
For the season, Bailey is 15-of-19 on field goal attempts. The 79 percent conversion rate is the worst in his career.
Bailey also snapped a consecutive streak of 273 straight point-after attempts with a missed PAT in New York.
Asked if this is the most frustrating season of his career, Bailey said: “Yeah, sure, I think that’s fair.
“My standard is a lot higher for myself. My performance has not been up to my standard, so it’s just been one of those things that you’re just battling stuff. … Just have to take it and hopefully be better the next time. Yeah, I’m disappointed in myself for sure.”