With the signing of Kris Brown on Friday, the Dallas Cowboys more or less acknowledged the struggles of David Buehler, who has made 26 of 31 field goals on the year, but has failed to come through in some clutch situations.
Last Sunday, Buehler missed an extra point that allowed the Arizona Cardinals to win with a last minute field goal.
“I’m obviously curious about my future but I haven’t asked [about it], no,” Buehler said, per ESPN Dallas. “I hope they give me a chance. I’ve proven I can get the job done. I’ve been through some ups and downs and learned from it. This season has definitely been a building year and I feel like I’ve been through pretty much every scenario a kicker can go through in one year. I’ve learned how to overcome them, how to take the positive out of negative situations.”
Despite his reasonable concern, Buehler said that he welcomes the competition brought by the veteran, and Dallas native, Brown.
“It’ll be good,” Buehler said. “It’ll make me better, the competition. I was a little surprised, but, hey, I don’t make those decisions. I can only deal with them and control what I can control, which is putting the ball through the uprights. He’s a good guy. He’s been around for awhile, so I can learn a lot about him.”
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