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Getting To Know Dallas's New, Old Kicker



    With Nick Folk on the outs, the Dallas Cowboys turned to a familiar face in Shaun Suisham. Of course, the die-hard set of fans know him well; but we're not so selfish as to leave out the more marginally interested Cowboys fan. Are we?

    Well, in the spirit of inclusion and southern hospitality, let's get to know Suisham a little better.

    Suisham has had stints with Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Washington (twice) and Dallas (now twice.)

    The Bowling Green product went 4 for 6 on field goals for the Cowboys in his first go around with the team from 2005 to 2006. After being signed and shortly cut by San Francisco, Suisham landed with Washington for the 2006 season, where he would remain for nearly three seasons.

    Suisham was cut after missing a 23-yarder that could have sealed an upset win over the unbeaten Saints at FedEx Field in week 13 of this year; and according to some embittered 'Skins fans, he's already won Dallas a game this year.

    Coming into the game at JerryWorld, Suisham hadn't missed a field goal on the season; that day he would miss two--39 yards, and 50 yards--in a game that would be decided by a point in Dallas's favor.

    Okay, so he's had some trouble with kicking in the clutch in his recent past; it was slim pickings out there. But promising for Cowboys fans, is that these three misses described above are Suisham's only three misses of the season, in 21 attempts. And in his first game with Dallas, he'll kick in the familiar winds of FedEx Field, against his former team.

    Hey, he's no Chris Boniol, but the move seems the best possible at this juncture.