Philadelphia Eagles rookie, Cameron Dicker, made his NFL come in absolute clutch in his NFL against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday Night Football.
This Sunday, the Eagles went up against the Cardinals at the State Farm Stadium. The match garnered huge attention from the NFL junkies as the Eagles are on a tear starting the season with 4 wins and no losses. The win streak seems to continue for another week as they beat the Cardinals 20-17.
The highlight of their week 5 win was the stunning NFL debut of Cameron Dicker. Dicker, coming to the field as a replacement for Jake Elliott, shone throughout the game. However, the highlight was when he scored a 23-yard game-winner with just 1:45 remaining helping his team clinch the victory.
Cameron Dicker drills his first NFL field goal. pic.twitter.com/Qss5dDFpW8
— CJ Vogel (@CJVogel_TFB) October 9, 2022
Following the match, the fans, players, and coaches alike showered “Dicker the Kicker” with praise. “Credit to him,” head coach Nick Sirianni said. “He made the kick in a huge moment.”
“He came up big in a moment where we need a kick to go up. You see their kicker, they had a backup kicker too and it could go the other way. It could have went the other way for us too,” stated Dicker’s fellow teammate Brandon Graham.
Signed to the @Eagles practice squad Tuesday. Gets 1st NFL start Sunday and hits 23-yard game-winner to help Philly improve to 5-0.@JalenHurts (Bama): "Dicker the Kicker from UT. How 'bout that?" pic.twitter.com/QbRoWQ0Rad
— Tyler Feldman (@TylerFeldmanTV) October 10, 2022
The 22-year-old Texas-born himself was ecstatic after the match. But he denied feeling any pressure during the game. “No. Not at all,” Dicker said. “It was easy. Same thing as going out there on a normal kick. Just run out and go make it.”
The next game for the Eagles is next Sunday, the 16th of October, against the Dallas Cowboys. Considering how clutch of a player even their replacement Placekicker is, the Eagles are the favorite to win and extend their streak to 6-0.