Cortez (5-11, 200) spent the first seven weeks of the 2005 season with the Cowboys and connected on 12 of 16 field goal attempts and 13 of 14 extra point attempts for 49 points. He nailed a game-winning, 45-yard field goal in overtime to defeat the New York Giants on October 16.
Cortez originally signed as a rookie free agent by Cleveland in 1999 and spent time with the New York Giants (1999), San Francisco (2002), Washington (2002), Minnesota (2003-04). During his career, he has appeared in 48 games and has totaled 253 points, connecting on 53 of 73 field goal attempts and 94 of 95 extra points.
Born in San Vincente, El Salvador, the 30-year-old Cortez moved to the United States as a teenager. He attended Van Nuys (CA) High School before attending Los Angeles Valley College. He transferred to Oregon State, where he lettered for two seasons.
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