Billy Cundiff was saved by a running-into-the-kicker penalty against Julius Peppers on Saturday. But nothing could save Cundiff from the ire of coach Bill Parcells.
The Dallas Cowboys released Cundiff and re-signed kicker Shaun Suisham on Monday.
Cundiff missed a potential game-tying 33-yard field goal with 1:12 left in the fourth quarter of last Saturday's game at Carolina. However, Julius Peppers was called for running into Cundiff, a five-yard penalty. Since the kick came on a 4th-and-4 play, the Cowboys got an automatic first down. Three plays later, Drew Bledsoe hit Terry Glenn with a two-yard touchdown pass with 24 seconds left to give Dallas a dramatic 24-20 win.