Fans have come to rely on Dan Bailey putting 3 points on the board anytime the Dallas Cowboys have ventured into field goal range over the past seven years. In fact, with a career field-goal percentage of 89.9%, Bailey is the NFL's all-time leaderin the category. This season, he has not missed a kick, including a 56-yarder against the Broncos in Week 2.
Heath nominally plays defense, but on Sunday, the 212-pound strong safety was subbing in on kickoffs and extra points.
Heath's first kick was equally comical and dramatic, as the ball CLANG!ed off the upright but still found its way through.
The strong safety went 2-for-3 with extra point kicks, the first non-kicker to do so in nearly 40 years.
Heath drew on his experience as a kicker. In high school, he was named Big Play Player of the Year after kicking a game-winning 49-yarder to give Lake Orion a playoff victory. He demonstrated his abilities to his coaches and teammates earlier in the year during training camp.
Another reason it's easy to root for Jeff Heath: he has cool dogs.
Heath and his fiancée, Paige Cavalieri, frequently post photos of their two English Bulldogs, Emmitt and Herschel -- named in honor of legendary Cowboys Emmitt Smith and Herschel Walker. Take a look: