Ho hum, Dan Bailey with another winner

November, 24, 2013
11/24/13
11:17
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Officially, the wind at kickoff was listed as 6 mph on Sunday. It seemed a lot more than that, and it was swirling inside MetLife Stadium.

But Dan Bailey was able to knock home a 35-yard field goal to give the Dallas Cowboys a 24-21 victory against the New York Giants.

“It died down a little bit [later in the game], but it was still there -- still a factor, I guess you could say,” Bailey said. “I felt like we had a pretty good read on it going from different directions, so you just kind of had to make the best of it.”

Bailey appeared to go through a more involved pregame warm-up, but he tried not to overthink the wind.

“For me, it was just put it through the upright,” Bailey said.

It was his eighth game winner, establishing a team record. He had been tied with Rafael Septien. Bailey is in his third NFL season, all with Dallas.

It was Bailey’s first game-winning kick this season and his first since beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime with a 21-yarder in Week 15 last season.

“I don’t know about that [being routine],” Bailey said. “It came down to three, and we’ve just got to go out there and do our job. Luckily we were able to do that today.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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