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.
Bailey won the special teams award after making all six field-goal attempts, including the game-winning 40-yarder with 1:47 remaining in the Cowboys’ 18-16 victory over Washington.
Rayner arrived Tuesday, a day after being cut by the Detroit Lions. He joins a mix that includes incumbent David Buehler, recent arrival Shayne Graham and undrafted rookie Dan Bailey.
Only two teams were worse in accuracy on field goals last season, with the Cowboys making only three of every four attempts.
The Cowboys have signed kicker Shayne Graham, a longtime Cincinnati Bengal who spent time last season with the New York Giants and New England Patriots.
Wade Phillips insn’t the only one under the microscope this Sunday. Kicker David Buehler has been feeling the pressure of critics all this week, but Wade is right there to defend the rookie