According to Elias Sports Bureau, the average conversion on 49-yard field goals this season is 52.2 percent. Not great, but OK.
Since 2003, the Cowboys have made 5-of-10 attempts from 49 yards.
The sequence of events before Bailey's 49-yard field goal clearly bothered him. After the Cowboys spiked the ball with seven seconds left, Bailey lined up and made the 49-yarder but a Dallas timeout forced him to attempt it again.
His second try was wide left. The snap was a little high, but punter/holder Mat McBriar did a nice job of getting the ball down but he spun the ball a little too much causing Bailey to pause on his approach.
"First one felt like I hit it good, obviously it went in," Bailey said. "We called a timeout and that's my job to regroup and go back and make the next one and I didn't do that. No excuses. I should have made it. Just bad circumstances. All I can do is go and kick the next one."
You just never know what you're going to get sometimes.
"It didn't feel good," Bailey said of the 49-yard miss. "It didn't go in. It's not what I was looking for. I should have made it and I didn't. You live and you learn."