FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The Dallas Cowboys announced Friday that they have signed veteran kicker Kris Brown, just six days after kicker David Buehler missed an extra point in the final minutes of a 28-27 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Christmas Day.
Brown will most likely be used on Sunday, as the Cowboys wrap up their losing season against the Eagles in Philadelphia, but it is not yet known how he and Buehler will split the kicking duties, or if Buehler is even returning to the field.
The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Brown out of Nebraska during the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft, as the 228th pick overall. He stayed with Pittsburgh for three seasons before signing with the Houston Texans in 2002. Brown was then released from the Texans on September 8 of this year and has been with the San Diego Chargers since October 20. He was released from the Chargers on November 23.
Brown has played in 179 games throughout his career, and has a 77.3 field goal percentage, as well as 86 touchbacks on 792 kickoffs.
Meanwhile, Buehler remains a valuable asset to the Cowboys as a kickoff specialist. Last season, he set a club record for touchbacks, but his performance suffered this season as extra points and field goals were added to his list of responsibilities. Buehler is 24 for 31 on field goals, including three misses from within the 40-yard line.
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