Posted by Josh Katzowitz
David Buehler has seen nothing but success with the Cowboys. He was drafted in the fifth round in 2009 and brought into town after Dallas failed to record a touchback the season prior. The result: Buehler, as the team’s kickoff specialist, led the league with 29 touchbacks last year.
Now, he’s being given the chance to fix the place-kicking problems. Last season, Nick Folk went 18 of 28. The result: Buehler will take over Folk’s old job.
So far this offseason, he’s been consistent with his kicks and has improved his technique. That is, until today when Buehler – who last place-kicked at USC, where he connected on 78.8 percent of his field goal tries during his career – went 3 for 7.
The Cowboys, though, aren’t worried.
"The wind was blowing out here, and we kicked more long ones today," Cowboys coach Wade Phillips told reporters, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . "He was upset that he missed them, and we were too. He's been pretty consistent, and we've just got to stay with it. You've got to stay with what he's been doing well."
Buehler, it should be noted, had made 11 of 12 with the team training in Oxnard, Calif., and he’s 5 for 6 in preseason games.
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