Fans of training camp competitions between kickers are in for a December treat.
In one corner, Cowboys incumbent Nick Folk will try to get his job after missing six out of his last nine kicks.
In the other corner, Cowboys rookie kickoff specialist David Buehler will try to take Folk’s job. Buehler oddly hasn’t been kicking a lot of field goals in practice until now, but he’s fired up.
“I thrive off competition, that’s what I’m looking forward to most,” Buehler said Tuesday. “Nick is a great field goal kicker. I look up to him, I’ve learned a
lot from him mentally and physically about kicking. He’s a mentor of
The first round of the battle went to Folk, although he only hit two of four field goals in cold, windy conditions Tuesday. Buehler hit one.
The Cowboys seem hesitant to release Folk, who made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2007. It’s possible he could be inactive for Saturday’s game in New Orleans without getting released.