Bailey Will Kick Off If Buehler (Groin) Can't

IRVING, Texas --Kicker David Buehler (groin) is the latest addition to the Cowboys' extensive injury report, having practiced on a limited basis Friday.

That said, there's a chance the Cowboys will keep one kicker active -- rookie Dan Bailey -- for the first time season.

Bailey handled only place kicks in the first two games, making 3 of 4 attempts, including one to force overtime against San Francisco and one to win the game last Sunday, 27-24. He missed a 21-yard attempt in the first half.

The Cowboys kept Buehler on the roster partly because of his proficiency on kickoffs; he tied for the most from 2009-10 (51) and is tied for sixth this year (5).

Bailey says he can kick off if needed.

"It's not that big of a deal," he said. "It's something that I keep in my back pocket and work on, maybe not as much as field goals but I keep it up and keep my leg strength up.

"I've just got to in and execute like they want me to, if that's the case. Who knows? David's a pretty tough guy."

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