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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Dallas Cowboys Kicker, Punter & Snapper News 2014

March 10th - punter Chris Jones signs tender
"Jones signed an exclusive rights tender after finishing with a net average of 39 yards in his first full season in 2013. He played in two games in 2011 and four more the following season before a knee injury ended his year. Jones had a gross average of 45 yards on 77 punts last season, with 30 downed inside the 20." - USA Today

January 23rd - kicker Dan Bailey signed thru 2020
"The Cowboys officially signed Bailey through the 2020 season, giving the kicker a six-year contract extension. Bailey was set to become a restricted free agent this year but the Cowboys bypassed all of that, giving him a deal that will pay Bailey a little more than $3.3 million per season. This deal makes Bailey the fifth-highest paid kicker in the NFL. But the length of the contract will likely help the Cowboys keep his salary cap figure down for a few years, allowing them to have some wiggle room for other players." - Dallas Cowboys

January 22nd - team negotiating with kicker Dan Bailey
"The Cowboys are in “pretty serious talks” with restricted free agent kicker Dan Bailey on a long-term contract extension, club executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday. 'Optimistic about that,' Jones added from Senior Bowl practices. Bailey missed only two field goals in each of the last two seasons. He’s 89-for-98 on field goal attempts in his three-year career with the Cowboys. Bailey was 28-for-30 on field goal attempts last season and finished the season making converting 21 consecutive attempts." - Dallas Morning News

January 8th - kicking coach Chris Boniol departs
"Chris Boniol and the Dallas Cowboys have 'mutually agreed' to part ways, the special-teams assistant coach tells me today. 'Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones and Jason Garrett all made great cases on behalf of me staying, and they’ve all been tremendous to work with,' Boniol says. 'But we’ve mutually agreed to move on, with me having some of the best memories and best accomplishments of my life being part of the Cowboys.' Boniol retired as a player in 1999 as the first player in Dallas history to record three straight 100-point seasons and was a member of the Super Bowl XXX champs. After working in private business and as a teacher and coach in North Texas, he rejoined the club in 2010. Last year he signed on for a one-year contract to work under new special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia." - CBS DFW

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