Jerry Jones was quick to praise rookie kicker Dan Bailey for his performance against the Redskins on Monday night, not so much with respect to his perfect, six-for-six mark on field goal attempts, but his handling of the kickoff duties in the place of David Buehler, who missed the Washington game with a groin injury.
The performance by Bailey--and, for that matter, the fact that kickoffs now start at the 35- instead of the 25-yard line--has caused many to wonder whether it’s worth keeping Buehler, a kickoff specialist for all intents and purposes, on the roster as injuries have made roster spots all the more precious.
Well according to Jones, yes, yes it is. Jones said in an appearance on 105.3 The Fan today that he believes that Buehler remains an asset to the team. And he’s not going anywhere, anytime soon.
"We want David Buehler to get well," Jones said, via ESPN Dallas. "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."
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