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September 28, 2011

Buehler misses practice, but Jerry Jones says kicker's job is safe

Dan Bailey made all six of his field-goal attempts, and with David Buehler nursing a strained groin, he had two touchbacks on kickoffs. Bailey's performance led to a local debate about whether the Cowboys need two kickers on their 53-player roster.

But owner Jerry Jones said Buehler's job is safe.

"We want David Buehler to get well," Jones said on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM. "He will need the bye to really get well, I think. We need that kickoff deep in that end zone. That touchback is an important part of the game.

"...Buehler is too big of an asset for us not to count on him the rest of the year."

Buehler has 56 touchbacks in his career. He also was the field-goal kicker last season, but made only 24 of 32 last season and missed two extra points.

 -- Charean Williams

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Just shut up Jerry. Haven't you done enough to ruin this franchise? You should have cut Beuler a long time ago and kept McCray..

Uh Oh..Things look bad for Buehler. Jerry the GM is talking again. But seriously Buehler needs to go. Bailey has done a fine job and his kickoffs aren't that bad either. I don't see where having Buehler against Washington would have made any difference in the game at all. So Jerry, wake up, either trade or cut Buehler and add another DB or WR to fill the roster spot when he is gone.

With kickoff from 35 yards, Buehler is not needed. No other team has a kickoff specialist. He takes one roster spot, especially one active spot during games. He should be cut after they are sure Bailey continues to do a good job on field goals and kickoffs.

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