Cowboys Will Stand Pat At Kicker

In 2009 the Cowboys had the NFL's third-worst field goal percentage, converting just 64.5 percent of their tries.

Despite that, they haven't addressed the position through free agency, and aren't likely to add another kicker in this week's draft. Last week team Vice President Stephen Jones said the field goal job is David Buehler's to lose.

During his pre-draft press conference on Tuesday, the Owner and General Manager confirmed the same.

"I'm pat with where we are with our kickers," Jerry Jones said.

After the immediate bust of a free agent signing that was Mike Vanderjagt in 2006, and last year's collapse of ex-Pro Bowler Nick Folk, Jones has become jaded on the idea of spending big money or draft picks at the position, with one exception.

"Not if they get touchbacks every time they kick the ball," Jones said. "That gives me a better feel about investing in a kicker, and that's why it would be a big thing for us is Buehler could be our field goal kicker as well, because I know the value of his touchbacks."

The Cowboys have added ex-kicker Chris Boniol as a part-time coach to help Buehler and 26-year old rookie Connor Hughes during the summer and training camp.

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