OPEN THREAD: Dallas paid their kicker how much?!?!

OPEN THREAD: Dallas paid their kicker how much?!?!
January 24, 2014, 6:00 am
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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.

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.