Kicker David Buehler doesn't like the fact that Cowboys decided to sign veteran Shayne Graham. But what's more frustrating to him has been his inability to take hold of the job during a training camp battle with rookie Dan Bailey and a hip strain that kept him out of the second preseason game against the Chargers.
Both are reasons the Cowboys decided to add Graham, who is the third-most accurate kicker in NFL history and the favorite to win the job
But Buehler plans to keep fighting for his job. He is pushing to get back on the field for Saturday game against the Vikings. He said he hopes to start kicking again Thursday.
“It’s frustrating,” Buehler said. “But it’s frustrating getting hurt and not being able to get the opportunities. It’s not like Danny got a lot this last game, but in practice those opportunities are just as good as game-time opportunities, so every day I’m out it’s definitely frustrating … I’ve just got to get healthy and get back out there. It doesn’t matter who they bring in, I know if I get healthy it doesn’t matter who they bring in I can get the job done.”
-- Clarence E. Hill Jr.