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Dan Bailey gets 7-year contract

Updated: January 23, 2014, 9:46 PM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPN.com

IRVING, Texas -- Long known as a team that saw kickers as interchangeable pieces, the Dallas Cowboys have signed Dan Bailey to a seven-year deal, the team announced Thursday.

Bailey received a $4 million signing bonus and $7.5 million of the $22.5 million deal is guaranteed.

Bailey, who turns 26 on Sunday, was set to be a restricted free agent. The deal runs through 2020.

The Cowboys were likely to use the second-round tender on Bailey worth $2.124 million before striking ...

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