ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys kicker Brandon Aubrey extended his NFL record for consecutive field goals to start a career to 30 while becoming the first to make a pair from at least 59 yards in the same game.
The 59-yarder allowed Aubrey to surpass Greg Zuerlein and Harrison Butker, who each had a pair from at least 58 in the same game.
They are the two longest kicks for Aubrey, a 28-year-old rookie who grew up in the Dallas area and once was a Major League Soccer prospect. He has eight of at least 50 yards, the most for a rookie in franchise history.
Aubrey added two more, from 45 and 50 yards, in the fourth quarter.
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.
“Going back three years, working as a software engineer, just grinding away in my off time and trying to get an opportunity and then the USFL came around,” Aubrey said. “I’m very grateful for that, and obviously, this was my wildest dream. They’ve come true, so I’m just trying to keep going.”
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