DALLAS – The Dallas Cowboys cut placekicker Nick Folk on Monday and replaced him with Shaun Suisham, a former Cowboy.
Suisham previously kicked for Dallas in 2005 and 2006. He was released by Washington on Dec. 8 after missing a key kick — the same problem that cost Folk his job Monday.
Folk clanged the right upright on an easy 24-yarder that would have put away Saturday night’s 24-17 victory against the unbeaten Saints. Instead, the Dallas defense had to make one more stand against one of the league’s best offenses.
Folk leads the NFL with 10 misses, going 18 of 28 and missing seven of his past 11.