Kicker David Buehler wasn’t particularly surprised to learn that he had been released by the team, particularly after it was announced this week that the team would be docked $10 million over the next two seasons for front-loading contracts during 2010, the uncapped season.
"I kinda saw this coming due to the $10 million cap hit we just took,'' Buehler said, per the Dallas Morning News. "That definitely didn't help out my cause to say the least.
"I already knew I had to come back in the best shape of my life in order to prove my worth to Mr. (Jerry) Jones, coach (Jason) Garrett and Joe D (DeCamillis) as a kickoff specialist and core special teamer. Danimal (Dan Bailey) did a heck of a job kicking field goals last year and I knew the team was pleased with his performance.
"As for my time in Dallas, I wouldn't trade it for the world...I want to thank the Jones family, all the coaches and all the players for all the support they have given me.''
Buehler was drafted in 2009 to be the team’s kickoff specialist, and after Nick Folk developed a hip injury/a case of the yips he took over as the place kicker in 2010. He lost that job to rookie Dan Bailey in 2011 though, and spent much of the season sidelined with groin issues.
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