The greatest Dallas Cowboys kickers in history have all played a role in some of the most incredible moments in the franchise’s history. The difference between winning and losing an NFL game might be as little as one or two points, making every successful or unsuccessful field goal of paramount importance and every starting kicker a potential hero.

However, while modern players like Dan Bailey and Chris Boniol have put their mark on the Cowboys’ past, early standouts such as Rafael Septien and Mike Clark played a role in establishing their own legacies throughout the franchise’s early years.

So, which of these kickers from the history of the Dallas Cowboys is deserving of a spot near the top of the list? That is what this article is about.

Dallas Cowboys Best Place Kickers in History

Dan Bailey

Cowboys career: 2011–2017
Career accomplishments:
Pro Bowl (2015)
Second-team All-Pro (2015)

Efren Herrera

Cowboys career: 1974–1977
Career accomplishments:
Pro Bowl (1977)
First-team All-Pro (1977)
Second-team All-Pro (1976)
Super Bowl champion (XII)

Richie Cunningham

Cowboys career: 1994, 1997–1999
Career accomplishments:
All-Pro selection (1997)
Most field goals by a Cowboys kicker in a season (34)
Second-most field goals by a rookie kicker in a season in NFL history (34)

Rafael Septien

Cowboys career: 1978–1986
Career accomplishments:
All-Pro (1981)
Pro Bowl (1981)

Chris Boniol

Cowboys career: 1994–1996
Career accomplishments:
Super Bowl champion (XXX)

Eddie Murray

Cowboys career: 1993, 1999

Nick Folk

Cowboys career: 2007–2009
Career accomplishments:
Pro Bowl (2007)

Lin Elliott

Cowboys career: 1992–1993
Career accomplishments:
Super Bowl champion (XXVII)

Toni Fritsch

Cowboys career: 1971–1975
Career accomplishments:
Super Bowl champion (VI)

Billy Cundiff

Cowboys career: 2002–2005


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