Next time Redskins fans complain that owner Dan Snyder is too involved in personnel decisions, take a deep breath and look at the Dallas Cowboys. News broke Thursday night that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave kicker Dan Bailey a contract extension worth more than $20 million.
Terms for #Cowboys K Dan Bailey’s extension: It’s 6 years (starts in ‘15) for $22.5M. $4M to sign and $7.5M guaranteed. $3.4M per in new $$— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 24, 2014
With the new contract, Bailey is signed with Dallas through 2020. The only other player in the league with that long of a contract is Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
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Bailey has been a dependable performer for the Cowboys. In 2013 he made all of his extra point attempts and went 28 for 30 on field goal attempts. Still, Bailey is a good kicker, but does the market now demand $20 million for kickers?
The Redskins face tough offseaosn questions with Brian Orakpo, DeAngelo Hall and Perry Riley, as all will want new contracts. Now that Jones granted a kicker a six-year deal for $22 million, the market looks to be bullish. Will this impact the Redskins? Is Dallas crazy to give this much money to a kicker? Let us know what you think in the comments.