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Star-Telegram: Rookie Buehler might replace Folk on field goals


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  1. 1. Does the past few weeks change your overall opinion on Vinny?

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IRVING — Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips did not give his kicker a vote of confidence Monday, a day after Nick Folk missed yet another field goal.

The Cowboys will not bring in another kicker to compete with Folk, but might have a kick-off competition between Folk and rookie kickoff specialists David Buehler for the job.

“He’s still struggling,” Phillips said of Folk. “We’ve got to address that and see what more we can do. We tried a new holder. …He just hasn’t made as many [lately]. So, part of it is to keep working at it. …But we’ve got to do something.”

Phillips added that “there are other options that we have that we’re discussing”, although he is not confident the Cowboys can find anyone better than Folk from the outside.

So the focus is on Buehler, who made 26 of 33 field goals at USC. The Cowboys drafted him in the fifth round to kickoff after they had no touchbacks last season, and Buehler has 20 touchbacks.

Buehler made a 39-yard field goal at Oakland in the preseason.

Folk, who had surgery on his right hip in May, has missed six of his past nine tries. He has missed at least one field goal in each of the past five games. The Cowboys changed holders before Sunday’s game with Tony Romo sits to pee replacing punter Mat McBriar.

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I'd like them to give Swishy his old job back.;)

No thanks. Never wanted Swishy while he was in Dallas. While he had a good percentage with us, it always seemed that his kicks barely made it inside either post.

For ahile there, I thought that we struck gold with Folk. Now I am not so sure. I'd like to keep him around until next year and see if he can break out of the funk that he's in.

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Wade and Co. have never known the definition of accountability.

He could learn something from Zorn and Co.

You dont want him to learn from Zorn, cause then he will put a PR back there who averages 3 yards a return, muffs numerous punts, and than has the balls to call said returned "reliable" and for some reason keep him in there. :doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh::doh:

But I guess Wade is pretty bad in his own way.

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Wait a minute. I thought Puke fans said that Polk was so good that he was going to be their kicker for the next ten years? I remember them saying that Julius Jones was going to be the next Emmitt Smith. No really, they said that.

Well...Folk did look that good. The kid was pretty damned good in 2007 and 2008.

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