Kicker Saga Back Where It Began

Not two days into training camp and it was clear David Buehler had a battle on his hands from rookie free agent Dan Bailey.

And a few days after that, team owner/GM Jerry Jones made it clear the Cowboys could indeed keep both of them on the final roster.
As it turned out, that's what happened with the Cowboys, who kept both Bailey and Buehler. And it's likely they both will be active for the season opener Sept. 11 against the Jets.

But in between now and then, so much has transpired at the kicking position with the Cowboys adding three kickers in three weeks.

It started with injured rookie Kai Forbath, who has never even practiced with the Cowboys, dealing with a quad injury. Forbath is currently on NFLI (Non-Football Injury) and won't be available until Week Six.

Once Buehler suffered a hip injury, it should've paved the way for Bailey, although he only got one extra point, and no field goal attempts in the second preseason against San Diego.

The next week, with Buehler still out, Shayne Graham was signed although he wasn't that impressive on kickoffs. Then, Dave Rayner was signed although he missed two field goals in the preseason finale with Miami.

So it comes back to Bailey and Buehler after all. Then again, just as we saw the last few weeks, the kicking position can change rather quickly.

Nothing is ever final at this position.

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