Dallas Cowboys

Dan Bailey dealing with sore back, has rare missed FG

Dan Bailey, right, missed a field goal on Sunday.
Dan Bailey, right, missed a field goal on Sunday. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Dan Bailey has missed field goals in consecutive games for only the third time in his career.

Bailey hooked a 47-yard attempt on the opening drive, his second miss of the season. However, Bailey is dealing with a sore back and owner Jerry Jones said the team was concerned about it before the game.

Jones said Bailey may not have attempted a field goal of further distance later in the game. Bailey did convert on three extra points, and knocked in a 22-yarder in the fourth quarter.

“We were very concerned before the game. Not surprised at all that he missed the field goal,” Jones said. “Thought that was a pretty good time to check it out. Might not have wanted to try another one during the game – a long field goal. There’s no question that he had a limitation there.”