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first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The timeout was called and granted, but happened so late that Baileyactually followed through with the kick, which sailed through theuprights.After the timeout, Bailey tried again and missed short, which sent thegame to overtime. Dallas wouldn’t have possession of the ball again.Kevin Kolb hit LaRod Stephens-Howling on a 52-yard scoring pass onthe first possession of overtime to give the Cardinals a 19-13 victory.Garrett was slammed on Twitter immediately following the decision tocall the timeout and was grilled about it by the media after the game. “We felt like the play clock was running down,” Garrett explained. “Wejust wanted to make sure he had a real clean opportunity at it. We wereat about six [seconds] and we were still getting settled in, so we bangedthe timeout just to get an opportunity to snap well and get the kick asclean as possible.”Oops.Bailey had already seen his string of 26 consecutive made field goalssnapped when he missed a 53-yarder wide left on the Cowboys’ secondpossession of the game. He took the blame for the loss.“I understand why things happened the way they did. The clock wasrunning down. It is something we practice in practice quite a bit. Kindof a hurry field goal, if you will. But ultimately that’s up to them and it’smy job to go out there and make the kick no matter what happens. AndI didn’t do that, so I’ll take responsibility.” 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Icing the kicker.A time-honored tradition that involves calling a timeout before anopposing kicker attempts a big field goal. You know, an opportunity tolet the kicker think about the enormity of what he’s about to attempt,and inevitably botch it.That tradition does not include climbing in the head of your own kickerwhen a game is on the line. But that’s exactly what Dallas head coachJason Garrett did on Sunday just before his kicker, Dan Bailey, was in hisapproach to kick a potential game-winning 49-yard field goal. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Opposing head coach Ken Whisenhunt certainly appreciate themaneuver. “I was glad they iced the kicker there at the end so I didn’t have to do it,”the Arizona boss said during his postgame press conference.last_img read more