Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips believes that kicker David Buehler can be a reliable field goal kicker.
Does this concern anyone else other than me?
The Cowboys may draft a field goal kicker late, but there does not seem to be any interest in finding out through the free agent market.
I cannot tell you how important it is to have a solid field goal kicker for a playoff caliber team. Unless Buehler starts belting 50-yard field goals in the preseason, there is absolutely no reason for any coach to hand him the task. He didn’t beat out Nick Folk in a duel before Folk was released. That piece of evidence should be enough to persuade the coaching staff that they need to find someone who is solid and has a record of winning close games.
What worries me even more is Jerry Jones made similar comments to the press before Phillips.
Sure, Buehler did well in the combine last year, and he was huge on kick off for the Cowboys in his rookie year. He does have a strong leg and Fanhouse, maybe jokingly, said he is the world’s strongest kicker.
But where’s the proof he can handle field goals?