Folk, who was 46-of-53 in two season with the Cowboys, saw a major drop-off in production in 2009, as he missed 10 field goals, including a 24-yard attempt against the Saints, that would later lead to his demise in Big D. The former Pro Bowl kicker was cut in December because of his lack of consistency and has yet to sign with another team.
Although the Giants current kicker, Lawrence Tynes, is entering his third year of a five-year deal, New York seems less confident in his ability to perform after his shaky showing last season.
Tynes ranked 14 in the league in field goal percentage at 84.4, which equates to 27-for-32.
While five missed field goals may seem like a low number to some, Head Coach Tom Coughlin must have seen things differently as the Giants went for it on fourth-down 15 times. The fourth-down attempts is tied for third most when compared to teams who made the playoffs last season. Only the New York Jets and New England Patriots attempted to convert on more.
In addition to bringing in Folk, the Giants also signed former Cincinnati Bengals kicker Sam Swank back in January.
Swank, who was cut by the Bengals before the 2009 season began, is a former three-time finalist for the top kicker in the nation when he attended Wake Forest.