ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys kicker Brandon Aubrey extended his NFL record for consecutive field goals to start a career by hitting a 60-yarder against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night for his 27th in a row.
Coach Mike McCarthy didn’t immediately send out the field goal unit on fourth-and-20 from the Philadelphia 42-yard line, but there was no hesitation once Aubrey took the field. The kick gave Dallas a 10-0 lead late in the first quarter of a meeting with the NFC East lead on the line.
It was the longest kick and the sixth of at least 50 yards for Aubrey, a 28-year-old rookie who grew up in the Dallas area and once was a Major League Soccer prospect.
The Cowboys gave Aubrey, who spent two seasons in the USFL, his chance after moving on from Brett Maher, who missed four consecutive extra points in a playoff victory at Tampa Bay last season.
Aubrey missed his first-ever NFL kick on a PAT in the opener against the New York Giants before making 49 in a row, extra points and field goals included. That run ended with a missed extra point at Carolina on Nov. 19, and he missed another one in the next game against Washington.
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