The Jeff Heath experience at kicker is going to be short lived.
Heath was forced to handle field goal responsibilities when Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey suffered a groin injury warming up in the second quarter.
The safety turned part-time kicker converted two of three extra point attempts, a pretty good effort for a non-kicker. Yet, the Cowboys are working out a contingency plan in the event that Bailey misses time.
According to the team’s office website, the Cowboys are planning to bring kickers in this week.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett didn’t want to speculate how long Bailey would be out.
“We’ll just find out more today and see how he’s doing,” Garrett told 105.3 The Fan, per the Cowboys’ official website.
Dallas appreciated Heath’s efforts at kicker. The last time he kicked in a game was in high school and he often kicks at Cowboys practice. So the Cowboys knew he was an able kicker.
Heath will probably be a last resort option no matter what the Cowboys do at kicker.