One of the heroes of the Eagles’ big win in Arizona over the Cardinals was K Cameron Dicker, who, in his first NFL game, made two extra points and two field goals, including the game-winning 23-yard field goal to keep the Eagles undefeated.
Dicker, who played in place of an injured Jake Elliott(ankle), is an undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas and was added to the Eagles practice squad last week.
The 22-year-old was composed on Sunday, and the Eagles don’t defeat the Cardinals without him.
According to Eagles special teams coach Michael Clay, Dicker was cool and calm in practice last week.
“He was out there Thursday with the field goal unit. He was calm, cool, collected,” Clay said on Tuesday. “Regardless of the situation, I thought [K Cameron] Cam [Dicker] did an excellent job throughout the week of practice getting prepared for it.
“Then come Saturday and Sunday, you talk to him, and he’s just very cool like he doesn’t go high or low. So, it was actually really cool to see him go out there and perform like he did.
“It’s kudos to him, kudos to the field goal unit, the operation. [Special Teams Quality Control coach] Tyler Brown working with him and just getting him comfortable. You see, after all those PATs and field goals, the guys on kickoff all dapping him up, which was really cool to see. A guy that people had known for three days gets the help from everybody else, which was really cool to see.”
If healthy, Elliott is one of the best kickers in football, and we’ll see if Elliott can return on Sunday night against the Cowboys. However, if he can’t, well, they do have a calm, cool, and collected kicker in Dicker.