Dallas Cowboys’ Dan Bailey Becomes Most Accurate Kicker in NFL History
Bailey, who went to college at Oklahoma State University, nailed a 42-yard field goal in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, to top the list of great NFL kickers. Bailey has now made 102 of 112 attempted field goals in his career for a 91% rate.
Bailey signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2011. Since then, he has been nothing but solid. He made 86% of his kicks in his rookie season, 93% in 2012, 93% in 2013, and so far this year, 92%. The dude, is just a beast. Yes, I said a kicker is a beast. In fact, he had made 30 consecutive field goals until his miss against the Houston Texans in week 5 of 2014.
If you’re wanting to know how Bailey stacks up against other kickers in NFL history, take a look at 20 of the most accurate kickers all-time.
Most Accurate Kickers in NFL History
(via Pro Football Reference)
As you can see, Bailey is completely blowing away other kickers in NFL history. Will he be able to keep this up? Only time will tell. But, for Dallas Cowboys fans, a win, plus a record setting kicker, makes for a pretty good weekend.