The #dallas cowboys have signed veteran kicker #Mike Nugent as they needed a replacement following Dan Bailey's injury. They are hopeful that he can help fill the void while the most accurate kicker in NFL history is sidelined. Meanwhile, #Reggie Bush has revealed his plans for the future and stated that the end of his NFL career is inching closer every day.

Cowboys add Nugent following Bailey's injury

During warmups of Sunday's week seven game against the San Fransico 49ers, Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey injured himself warming up on the sidelines during a drive. Dallas then had to play the rest of the game with starting safety Jeff Heath doing kickoffs and extra points.

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Bailey suffered a pulled groin and head coach Jason Garrett said that he would miss “at least a couple of weeks” due to the injury. This will be the first time in Bailey's NFL career that he will have missed a game. In need of a kicker that Cowboys brought in Mike Nugent, Jason Myers, and Sam Irwin-Hill [VIDEO] on Tuesday to have them compete in a competition for the team's services.

Nugent won the competition, with the team signing him on Tuesday, releasing defensive end Damonte Moore to make room on their roster. The 35-year-old veteran kick spent the preseason with the New York Giants but was released after losing the kicking battle to first-year player Aldrick Rosas.

In his 12 year career, Nugent has kicked in 153 games for the New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cincinnati Bengals.

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He is 236 for 292 (80.8 percent ) on field goals and 344 for 355 (96.9 percent) on extra points.

Reggie Bush discusses plans for future

Veteran running back Reggie Bush has not been with a team in 2017 and told ESPN in a phone interview on Tuesday his plans for the future. He plainly stated that “I still want to play, but if it doesn't happen this year, then I'm going to retire.” Bush added that “I'm not going to miss a whole year and then try to come back for another season at 33 years old, it doesn't make sense.”

Last season, Bush had a disastrous year in Buffalo, managing -3 yards rushing and one touchdown on 12 carries. He also tacked on seven catches for 90 yards in 13 games. In his 11 year career, he has played in 134 games and started 96 of them with the New Orleans Saints, Maimi Dolphins, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, and Bills.

He has 1,286 carries for 5,490 yards and 36 touchdowns. Bush also has recorded 477 receptions for 3,598 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also has 102 career punt returns for 794 yards and four touchdowns. Bush was named to the All-NFL Rookie Team in 2006 and helped the Saints win Super Bowl XLIV.