Wade Phillips and Jerry Jones haven’t wavered in their public confidence in kicker David Buehler, who will move into the role of placekicker after serving as kickoff specialist in 2009. But, by Phillips’ own recent admission, their opinions matter less than those of Buehler’s teammates.
"We want to keep him working," Phillips said, per Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News. "... His consistency has been good. We'll just keep working. I feel good about him overall. I think him kicking those three in one game and a couple more puts some confidence in him and our team. That's the main thing, the team. They see him making them.
“They see him making a lot in practice and they know he's working hard at it, so there's confidence in him.”
Buehler didn’t attempt a field goal on Saturday night, leaving him at five of six attempts on the preseason. The Cowboys hope he will be the solution at kicker, a position at which they struggled much to their chagrin last season, when Nick Folk and Shaun Suisham combined to go 19 for 29 on the season.
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