The Cowboys have the NFL’s all-time most accurate kicker, so they weren’t sweating Tuesday’s rule change that moves extra points to the 15-yard line. Dallas was among the 30 teams to vote for the PAT change.
Defenses also now can return a fumble or an intercepted 2-point try, as well as a blocked PAT, for 2 points.
“Obviously, it makes the extra point that much more challenging,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “I think the percentage to make a PAT, the way it is, is north of 98 percent, and I think it’s about 93 percent to kick a field goal that’s 33 yards. So there’s a little bit of a difference there, obviously. I’m glad they did the thing where the defense can return it and get two points. I think that’s a good rule, and I’m glad they kept it at the 2-yard line [on 2-point tries].”
In four seasons with the Cowboys, Bailey has made 114 of 127 field-goal attempts, with his 89.8 percentage ranking first all time. He has never missed an extra point in 179 tries, but Bailey is 38-of-40 on field goals between 30-40 yards, including 6-of-7 in 2014.
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