The Dallas Cowboys and their loyal fans have shared kicking woes over the past few seasons and second year kicker David Buehler is hoping to erase those memories.
Buehler served as a kickoff specialist in 2009, but during the offseason he is being given every opportunity to take over field goal kicking duties. He will be competing with Connor Hughes this summer for the job.
The Cowboys have kept Buehler under a close watch. The media was not able to witness any of Buehler’s field goal attempts during last week’s minicamp, since any time he booted the ball was before reporters were allowed to enter the practice.
However, Buehler has been working with kicking consultant Chris Boniol and it seems to be paying off.
“I like what’s happening with Buehler,” Jerry Jones said. “I like the direction. Is that something I don’t think about? It is something I think about, but I like the way it’s going. Joe [DeCamillis], Wade [Phillips], we think he’s ahead of where we thought he’d be.”
There is no question that Buehler posses the necessary leg strength and work ethic, but he will just need to improve his accuracy and take advantage of the opportunity the Cowboys are giving him to win the starting role.