Jerry Jones isn’t yet putting his money where his mouth is with respect to kicker David Buehler, but, according to the grinning owner, he may be obliged to in the future. After the release of Delbert Alvarado last week, Buehler is the only kicker with the team in San Antonio--not that that mattered much.
It’s no secret that the job has been Buehler’s to lose for some time now, and the Cowboys seem content to ride into the 2010 season with the USC product as their first and only option at that position. Indeed, Jerry’s was only the latest in a steady stream of votes of confidence in Buehler issuing forth from Valley Ranch this summer.
However, it is arguably the most remarkable. Jones, of course, has had at least one bad experience with signing a kicker to a large contract--see: Mike Vanderjagt, who developed a case of the yips in Dallas after posting record-setting numbers in Indianapolis, eventually leaving Dallas $2 million richer.
Considering, that Jones would float such an idea says something about the team’s confidence in Buehler.
“I expect to be spending some money on this kicker at a point in time,” Jones said, per ESPNDallas.com.
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