Owner Jerry Jones expressed a great deal of confidence recently in kicker David Buehler, saying that he expects to be paying the USC product a good bit of money in the future. Head coach Wade Phillips, as he should be, is more concerned with matters close at hand.
Buehler has never attempted a field goal in the NFL; he is also the only kicker in San Antonio for training camp. Considering, it’s understandable that Phillips is somewhat anxious about the position with the first preseason game less than a week away.
"I'm anxious," coach Wade Phillips said, per ESPNDallas.com. "I want to see him in live action in a game. It's not the end of the world if he misses one, I wouldn’t go that far, because it's not fair, for one thing."
Buehler has earned some high praise from teammates and coaches (and, as mentioned, Jerry Jones) for his work with Chris Boniol, but he remains something of a work in progress. He missed two of six attempts on Monday, after which he was quick to express some frustration.
"I didn’t have my best day today," said Buehler. "I went 4-for-6 and it frustrates me like no other. I'm trying to be a perfectionist and I'm called a specialist and I have a craft I need to perfect, and when I miss field goals, no matter how far it is, I get upset. I feel like I should make every one."
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