It was a long shot. Dallas was down 21-3 early in the Christmas showdown against the Arizona Cardinals before going on an impressive run led by Stephen McGee — who was seeing his first NFL action of his career. Dallas took a late lead, 26-24, and inconsistent kicker David Buehler had the opportunity to hit the extra point and extend the Dallas lead to three.
In typical David Buehler and Christmas-ruining fashion, Buehler shanked the extra point wide left. A gimme kick that could have forced the Cardinals to score a touchdown to win and Buehler missed it.
Arizona then drove down the field and Jay Feely kicked the game-winning 48-yard field goal. That was it. Game over. The Arizona Cardinals played the role of the Grinch and stole Christmas victory away from the Cowboys.
There were some positives from the game. Third-string quarterback Stephen McGee came in for the injured Jon Kitna and led a go-ahead drive late in the fourth quarter. He threw a perfect pass to Miles Austin for the TD. McGee also made some big plays with his legs.
It was an impressive first performance for McGee who has been impressing coaches and teammates in practices. He looks like he could be the answer at back up. All of the positive in this game, however, are overshadowed by the stink job that is our kicker.
Time after time Buehler pulls off epic screw jobs. He is too inconsistent to be a NFL kicker. The job should not be his and I would not have a problem with Jerry Jones telling Buehler to not bother getting on the flight home. Farewell, David Buehler. Cowboys fans are over you.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Jon Kitna, don't think your two pick sixes have gone unnoticed. You are just as much to blame.]