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Nick Folk is an American football placekicker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).

He participated in college football at Arizona, where he was named to the first team All-Pac-10. Following his collegiate career, the Dallas Cowboys selected him in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Nick Folk
Nick Folk

Folk was a member of the Cowboys for all three of his seasons and was selected for the Pro Bowl as a rookie.

He was a member of the New York Jets for the subsequent seven seasons, during which time he became the franchise’s second-leading scorer.

After a disappointing run with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Folk took a year off from football before attempting a comeback the following season with the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football (AAF).

Folk made his comeback to the National Football League the next year with the Patriots and went on to lead the league in scoring throughout the 2021 campaign.

Why did Nick Folk leave the Cowboys?

Nick Folk appeared to have lost his confidence after only making 18 of his 28 attempts at field goals in the year 2009. It was clear that the coaches, the team, and the owner no longer had any faith in him. Therefore, the Cowboys decided to let him go.