Sebastian Janikowski suffers hamstring injury on long field goal attempt
Long field goal attempts were costly during the first half of the NFC Wild Card playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks, particularly in Seattle’s case.
Seattle set up for a 57-yard field goal attempt by Janikowski just before halftime, which would have been a yard longer than his season long of 56. Janikowski hooked the field goal wide right and grabbed his left hamstring immediately afterwards.
— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) January 6, 2019
Janikowski hobbled off the field and got help to the locker room.
Sebastian Janikowski is getting helped to locker room by #Seahawks team doctor, balancing himself on Gatorade table behind bench on way in. He's definitely not all right following that 57-yard field goal wide right that ended the half. Michael Dickson a place-kick possibility
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) January 6, 2019
Janikowski also got hurt on a roughing the kicker play in Week 16, though he was able to play in Week 17 without missing time. Punter Michael Dickson is a backup option and can drop kick field goals and extra points.
Also in the game, the Cowboys attempted a 58-yard field goal that Brett Maher missed, setting up Seattle with good field position that turned into a field goal.
Oftentimes those long field goal attempts have bad consequences.