Last week, Wade Phillips drew heavy criticism for his seemingly laissez faire approach to David Buehler’s struggles. Phillips did admit some concern directly after the week two loss to Chicago--the second consecutive game in which Buehler missed a crucial field goal--but spent the rest of the week defending his embattled former kickoff specialist, even going so far as to blame a one-for-five performance in practice to wind.
At the time, this seemed a terribly counterproductive stance--it seemed, certainly, that Dallas had a problem, and it seemed that they were intent on doing nothing about it. Apparently though, Phillips’ faith was well-placed. Buehler rewarded his head coach by going two-for-two in Sunday’s win over the Texans, hitting from 49 and 40 yards out.
“I just tuned everybody out and did what I had to do,'' Buehler said, per the Dallas Morning News. "I worked hard. Everybody (with the Cowboys) had faith in me and I had faith in myself.
"I just had to go out there and prove it.''
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