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Buehler Still Believes Kicking Job Is His To Lose

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    David Buehler is just one kicker in a locker room lousy with kickers, but he believes he remains in line to win the starting job--which is to say, the only job unless Dallas is keen on a kicker-by-committee scenario that would be just awful.

    "I feel like I'm in control if I go out there and make my kicks,'' Buehler said recently, per the Dallas Morning News. "I feel like I'm good.''

    Along with Buehler, the Cowboys have two veterans in journeyman Dave Rayner (who was brought in this week) and longtime Bengals’ kicker Shayne Graham (who was brought in last week) and two rookies in Dan Bailey and Kai Forbath, who went undrafted out of Oklahoma State and UCLA, respectively.

    Many folks around Dallas believe that the steady flow of kickers this preseason would suggest the opposite of what Buehler is saying here--that if the team was happy with Buehler, why would they bring in these other guys? It makes sense, but Buehler remains confident, despite a hip injury that has kept him out for the past couple weeks.

    "I think I've done enough, but I've been out for two weeks so that doesn't help my cause,'' Buehler said. "I understand.''

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