Bailey was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent following the 2011 NFL Draft on July 25, 2011.
Against the San Francisco 49ers after missing a chip shot attempt earlier in the game, Bailey made a 48 yard field goal to send the game into overtime and the eventual game winner from 19 yards out.
In the Cowboys' Week 3 18–16 win over the Washington Redskins, he tied a rookie record by converting six field goals (accounting for all of Dallas' points). This was the first time since 2001 that the Cowboys won a game without scoring a touchdown and the sixth in club history.
Bailey became the third rookie in NFL history to make six field goals in a game. Garo Yepremian made six of eight Nov. 13, 1966, for the Detroit Lions, and Jeff Reed made all six Dec. 1, 2002, for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
On November 20, 2011 Bailey kicked his first game-winning field goal, a 39-yard kick in overtime to help the Cowboys beat the Redskins 27-24.
Martha Burk is a political psychologist and women's issues expert who is co-founder of the Center for Advancement of Public Policy, a research and policy analysis organization in Washington, D.C. She serves as the Money Editor for Ms. magazine, and is a syndicated newspaper columnist and frequent blogger for Huffington Post. In January 2012 she launched a new national show on public radio, "Equal Time with Martha Burk." Her latest book Your Voice, Your Vote: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Power, Politics, and the Change We Need (2012) is a Ms. magazine book selection. The 2008 edition won NM Book award for best political book of 2008..
Burk is a frequent speaker on women’s issues, civil society, and the role of media in shaping public discourse. She is an active contributor to the Journalism and Women Symposium, and holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her background includes experience as a university research director, management professor, and advisor to political campaigns and organizations.
Dr. Burk has long been active in public debate and political analysis. She has provided briefing papers for presidential candidates, including Bill Bradley, Wesley Clark, and Howard Dean, and has worked closely with members of the United States Congress on issues of importance to women. She most recently served as a Senior Adviser for Women’s Issues to Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico, where she developed a ground-breaking national model on gender pay equity.
From 2000-2005 Dr. Burk served as Chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO), a network of over 200 national women's groups collectively representing ten million women. She is currently Director of the Corporate Accountability Project for the NCWO. Dr. Burk led the NCWO effort to open the Augusta National Golf Club to women, and remains at the forefront of the debate on women’s progress in Corporate America. Prior to her signing on as Money Editor to the magazine, Martha Burk was named a Woman of the Year by Ms. magazine in 2003.
Dr. Burk has served on the Commission for Responsive Democracy, the Advisory Committee of Americans for Workplace Fairness, the Sex Equity Caucus of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the board of directors of the National Committee on Pay Equity, where she headed the Legislative Task Force. She currently serves as an advisory board member to several other national organizations, including the U.S. Committee for UNIFEM, and Women for World Peace, a project of the Twenty First Century Foundation, and the PAX World Fund.
In addition to extensive work on domestic policy, Dr. Burk has conducted training workshops with women's NGOs internationally in Macedonia and Kuwait, under the sponsorship of USAID, and has conducted training in the U.S. for delegations from Russia, Botswana, Korea, Romania, Bulgaria, and the Middle East. She has recently been a member of official U.S. Delegations to international conferences in Iceland, Lithuania, Estonia, and China.
Institutional consulting clients have included the University of Texas, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, Kansas House of Representatives, Women's International News Gathering Service, National Education Association, Search for Common Ground, the United States Information Agency, and the U.S. Department of State.
She resides in Corrales, New Mexico with her husband, Ralph Estes. Her two sons and five grandchildren live in Texas.
As I gather from various radio stations and websites, Penn State’s athletic coaches began a nine-day, 18-stop caravan in Philadelphia. Not a bad idea, but here is what burns me. Included on this tour is new football coach Bill O’Brien, as an alum of Rutgers, I am curious as to how WE plan to counter this move. What move? The move signifies an attack on the recruits (in all sports) inside the state of New Jersey. Penn State’s caravan stops in Woodbridge, New Jersey (13 miles from New Brunswick) May 9 for lunch.
This has “The Wire” written all over it. New man in town (Marlo) O’Brien makes a move on certain corners that belonged to Greg Schiano (Avon) once Schiano moved on (like when Avon was in jail).
I could see if Joe Pa and those bland uniforms with no names on the back was still there waving the WE ARE PENN STATE flag, but a newbie stepping in like this is insane. Rutgers Coach Kyle Flood can’t let this happen after all the work (inroads) Schiano (not one of my favorite coaches) put in just to get top New Jersey recruits to consider Rutgers.
Schiano did such a good job that the current (2012) Penn State roster listed only seven players on their roster. Penn State has commitments from three 4-star New Jersey (only 11 in the state) recruits and still in play with seven more for the 2013 season. In total Penn State extended offers to 13 players from New Jersey. Even though Coach Schiano is now in the NFL, these are still OUR corners.
I am watching this as it develops, remembering when Penn State used New Jersey high schools as their minor league circuit and cringing by the day.
The NFL released the 2012 nfl schedule today. The season kicks off with a NFC battle, the Super Bowl Champion NY Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys. Check out the rest of the NFL schedule, what do you think about your teams match ups?
As college football conferences align and realign (hopefully, leading to a football playoff) my alma mater, Rutgers actually finds itself with choices as to what to do with their athletic programs. Presently, with the departures of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, the Big East stands as follows:
Louisville, Cincinatti, West Virginia, Connecticut, South Florida, Texas Christian (next year), and Rutgers in both football and basketball and Depaul, St. John’s, Georgetown, Seton Hall, Providence, Marquette, Villanova, and Notre Dame in basketball only.
On the basketball court, Rutgers would leave one conference where they were an afterthought and go to another. In this scenario Duke, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Connecticut are perennial national powers on the hardwood, with Maryland, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Wake Forest fielding strong teams from time to time leaving Rutgers battling to stay out of the basement in the strongest basketball conference in the nation. In my eyes, this move is a push at best for Rutgers football and a total loss on the hardwood.The word on the street is that the ACC is not opposed to further expansion (to 16 teams) by extending offers to both Connecticut and Rutgers. On the football field, the Scarlet Knights should remain as competitive as they have been in the Big East that is not saying much given that Rutgers has yet to win a Big East title, but the teams in the ACC are not a step above what Rutgers faces on a weekly basis. Since the football dollars are driving the realignment actions, I have trouble figuring out what makes Rutgers so attractive. The New York market argument is dead in my eyes for the simple fact that the Big East has not capitalized on the market and if that was the big reason, would not the Big 10 and ACC invited Rutgers to their respective conferences years ago? I refuse to acknowledge the Big 10 as a destination, as they flirted with us (Rutgers) a few years ago only to determine that we did not bring enough to the table. A better scenario for both basketball and football hinges on the decisions of Oklahoma and Texas in reference to the powerful duo joining the Pac 12. Common knowledge suggests Texas Tech and Oklahoma State follows the pair forming a PAC 16, leaving in their wake Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, and Missouri. The seven football schools already on board led by a rising USF, TCU, and an always consistent West Virginia (a must keep for Big East football) fit perfectly with the left behind Big 12 teams (Texas A&M already slated to join the SEC) for a decent 12-team conference that brings a conference title game into play. Kansas, K-State and a rising Baylor program fills the void left by the departures of Pitt and the ‘cuse. Rutgers would still be behind, but their familiarity with the majority of the teams in the conference, and a possible lighter load by splitting into two divisions should help the Knights compete. Another plus will be playing in the Big East Tournament at the so-called Mecca of basketball Madison Square Garden. More importantly, Rutgers cannot sit and wait the process out. This process is moving quickly, with teams showing no allegiance to league, tradition or rivalry, Rutgers has to choose the best path for Rutgers.