He has not taken an offensive snap this year and was inactive in Week 7’s win over the San Francisco 49ers.
The Dallas Cowboys are without a kicker for the remainder of Sunday after Dan Bailey suffered a groin injury that has ruled him out against the San Francisco 49ers. He has been replaced in the game by safety Jeff Heath.
With Bailey out of action, the Cowboys went for a two-point conversion instead of an extra point attempt in the second quarter, but were unsuccessful and instead settled for a 20-3 lead. As long as the 49ers offense continues to struggle, the absence of Bailey may not matter much Sunday.
They did give Heath the chance to kick one extra point and he was successful in dramatic and LOUD fashion. His second wasn’t even close to good.
But teams can choose to avoid using a kicker with two-point conversions. On kickoffs, someone has to boot it off the tee, and Heath has been called into action. The starting strong safety for the Cowboys did well on his first attempt, kicking it to the goal line where it was returned to just the 14-yard line.
The only teams to allow more in a pair of consecutive games this season are the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots, who gave up 1,025 and 966 yards, respectively, in the first two weeks of the season.
But if it wasn’t for a wacky ending against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday that featured about as much drama as possible, the Chiefs would be 6-1. Instead, Kansas City is 5-2 and will be at the top of the AFC West after Week 7, regardless of how the 3-2 Denver Broncos do against the Los Angeles Chargers.
If the Chiefs avoid a third consecutive loss and beat the Broncos next weekend, they will improve to 6-2 and will have at least two wins over the rest of the division. Ultimately, the Chiefs are in good shape in a division where the other three teams are hovering around .500.
Alex Collins ran for a career-high 113 yards, and Baltimore (4-4) returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the most lopsided shutout in franchise history.