IRVING (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have placed kicker David Buehler on injured reserve because of a groin injury, ending his season.
The move was made Thursday, a day after Buehler re-aggravated the injury. The kickoff specialist had been back for only two games after missing the previous four.
With Buehler limited at the start of the season because of the injury, rookie Dan Bailey took over kicking field goals. Bailey has made 20 of 21 attempts, including his last 19 in a row for a Cowboys rookie record.
Buehler, a third-year player from Southern California, was 24 of 32 on field goals last season, when he had 22 touchbacks on kickoffs. He led the NFL with 29 touchbacks as a rookie in 2009.
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