Buehler gets big leg up for Dallas kicking job

Five weeks from the start of training camp, David Buehler got a serious leg up on the kicking job with the Dallas Cowboys.

That happened earlier today when the team released his primary competition for the job, Connor Hughes, according to Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News.

The Cowboys still have Delbert Alvarado, an undrafted free agent on the roster, but clearly the team has confidence in Buehler for field goals as well as kickoff duties. Plus, the team could round up the usual suspects for a tryout during training camp with about 24 hours notice.

Dallas also trimmed four other players, letting go cornerback Marquis Floyd, wide receiver Rashaun Greer, guard Chet Teofilo and tight end Nick Tow-Arnett.

The Cowboys now have 81 players on their roster and will have to release one more player to meet the 80-man limit when all of their draft picks are under contract.

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