Cowboys sign Kris Brown, turn up heat on David Buehler

David Buehler hasn’t gotten the boot from the Dallas Cowboys.

But he’s got some real competition now and he’ll have to perform in the offseason to keep his job.

A week after he missed an extra point in a 27-26 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Cowboys announced that they have signed veteran kicker Kris Brown. It’s expected Buehler will handle kicking chores in Sunday’s season finale at Philadelphia, but the Cowboys won’t have to search for competition in the offseason.

Brown, a 12-year veteran, was released by the Houston Texans at the end of the preseason and he spent time with the San Diego Chargers. Brown has made 77.3 percent of the field goal tries in his career. Buehler has made 24 of 31 field goals this season.

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