Nov 12, 2011
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones sounded off on David Buehler, one day after the kicker was placed on injured reserve.
"Let; me just say this, I'm frustrated because you would expect players to - and I understand injuries - but he has known all along how to prepare and how to get into shape and how to prepare himself and be ready to be a kicker," Jones said. "It;'s frustrating to have your kicker injured. He's a valuable asset, especially with the rules as they are right now.
"We;'re going to be playing some key away games out in the weather and we'd like to have him kicking in them because he is a better kickoff guy than (undrafted rookie Dan) Bailey. I'm very frustrated. It is his job to stay ready to play and prepare himself so that those kinds of things, for what he's got to do, don't come up."
Bailey has successfully converted 20 of 21 field goal attempts this season in place of Buehler, who had been nursing a groin injury.
Buehler, 24, competed in four games this season for the Cowboys, who simply weren't interested in carrying two kickers on their roster.