Cowboys replace Dan Bailey with Mike Nugent

Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey's strained groin resulted in kicker Mike Nugent getting a job and defensive end Damontre Moore losing a job.

The Cowboys signed Nugent, a 12-year veteran, on Tuesday after he won a kicking tryout against Sam Irwin-Hall, who spent training camp with Cowboys, and Jason Myers, who was released by Jacksonville last week.

Bailey, the most accurate kicker in NFL history, is expected to miss at least two weeks. He felt a twinge during pre-game warmups Sunday, and his condition worsened during the first quarter, when he kicked off twice and made two extra points.

Safety Jeff Heath handled the rest of the Cowboys' place-kicking duties on Sunday. Now, Nugent will take over until Bailey returns.
 


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