Cowboys release Buehler

The Dallas Cowboys released kicker David Buehler today.

Buehler was originally drafted by Dallas in the fifth round (172nd overall) of the 2009 Draft out of the University of Southern California.

Buehler was placed on reserve/injured on November 10, 2011 with a groin injury that caused him to miss the majority of the 2011 season, seeing action in only four games. He played in 36 games for Dallas, where he connected on 24-of-32 field goals with a long of 53 yards and 42-of-44 extra points while adding 19 special teams tackles.

As a kickoff specialist, he led the NFL with 29 touchbacks in 2009, establishing a single-season club record, as well. He finished his three years in Dallas with a total of 60 touchbacks, 29 in 2009, 22 in 2010 and nine in 2011.

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