- Todd Archer, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Cowboys hoped they could have given Bailey at least an attempt at a third, but their potential game-winning drive was wiped out by a Tony Romo interception.
"I had all the confidence that we were going to go down and put the final points on the board," Bailey said.
Instead, Bailey had to settle with making kicks of 47, 23, 43, 50 and 50 yards. It was the second most field goals he's had in a game in his career (six vs. Washington in 2011) and it was the third time he had at least two 50-yard plus kicks in a game.
"He was fantastic," coach Jason Garrett said, "but sometimes that is good and bad. We gave him too many opportunities. We got in that fringe area a couple of times and couldn't get it through there ... but he is a great kicker. He does what he does maybe as well as anyone does what they do on our football team. He is a very reliable guy."
Bailey broke the mark for most 50-yarders in a season, that was held by Ken Willis (1991) and David Buehler (2010). He now has 11 field goals of 50 yards or more, which is also a team mark.
It was the 57th time since 2000 an NFL kicker has had multiple 50-yard field goals in a game, but Bailey is the first to have three in the same season.
Bailey has made 17 straight field goal attempts.