Chris Boswell set a Steelers record with a 59-yard field goal to end the first half of the team’s game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Boswell had first lined up for a 54-yarder that missed wide left, but wing back Cam Heyward was called for a false start, negating the play and moving the Steelers back five yards.
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Given a second chance, Boswell connected with his career long and the longest field goal in Steelers history. The previous record of 55 yards was shared by Kris Brown and Gary Anderson. Brown hit his at Kansas City on Oct. 14, 2001. Anderson connected with his at Three Rivers Stadium against San Diego on Nov. 25, 1984.
Boswell’s previous career long field goal was 53 yards, which came back in 2017. A sixth-year man out of Rice, Boswell is fourth in team history with 136 career field goals.
His record-setting kick came just after Boswell had missed an extra point, just his 10th career missed point after touchdown. Boswell’s field goal drew the Steelers to within four, trailing Dallas 13-9 at the half.