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Cowboys Bringing In Kicker Shayne Graham

The Cowboys on Tuesday reached an agreement with veteran kicker Shayne Graham, a 10-year veteran who spent last season with New England and the New York Giants after a seven-year run with Cincinnati.

An 86 percent (208-of-242) kicker for his career, Graham was 12-of-12 in nine games last season. He signed with Washington on Aug. 1 but was released last week after missing two field goals in the Redskins' preseason opener.

In 2009, his last full season with the Bengals, he was 23-of-28.

The Cowboys now have four kickers on the roster. Incumbent David Buehler has a hip injury that kept him out of Sunday's game, while rookie challenger Dan Bailey has failed to wrestle away the job, both kickers struggling with inconsistency. The team also signed rookie Kai Forbath of UCLA, who has yet to practice due to a quad injury.

Graham had only three touchbacks on 59 kickoffs last year, however that number could rise in 2011 given the NFL's rule change moving kickoffs up five yards to the 35-yard line.

Early in camp, Jerry Jones said he would again be comfortable keeping two kickers, but Jason Garrett called that idea premature.

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