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06:19 PM ET 06.20 | Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey said he spent a lot of time in the weight room this spring to add leg strength. ???You???re always working on the whole game. Improving the strength, working on the mental side of it ??? just trying to get better,??? he said. Long field goals are about the only area where Bailey stands to get significantly better. He has made 56 of 59 in two years with the Cowboys on kicks up to 49 yards and five of nine from 50-plus. He missed from 53 at Arizona and 52 at the New York Giants in 2011, and from 51 at Baltimore and 54 at Atlanta last year. It???s not necessarily all about strength ??? Bailey has had distance, and he did make three from 50 or longer last year. He also wants to maintain or improve on accuracy and how he approaches potential game-winning situations.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Dan Bailey kicks off against the Saints, Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Dan Bailey kicks off against the Saints, Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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June 20, 2013  07:06 PM ET

To be honest, I think he would have been better working on flexibility. Doing a bunch of curls doesn't mean you are more likely to start hitting longer jump shots.

June 20, 2013  11:59 PM ET

Wow, slow news day.

Oh yeah, kickers have no souls.

 
June 21, 2013  07:50 AM ET

No matter how he improves, he'll still be seen as a weakling kicker

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