The Giants announced today they have signed former Dallas Cowboys PK David Buehler to a contract. The signing of Buehler, who did not play in the league last season, serves as a precautionary step in filling the kicking spot should the team not come to terms with free agent Lawrence Tynes next month.
More on Buehler from Michael Eisen of Giants.com:
Buehler, who turned 26 last week, was with the Dallas Cowboys from 2009-2011. He handled kickoff duties throughout the first two of those seasons and in four games in 2011. In three years, Buehler had 60 touchbacks on 175 kickoffs, a 34.3 percentage. He led the NFL with 29 touchbacks (on 76 kickoffs) as a rookie in 2009.
In 2010, Buehler was also the Cowboys’ field goal kicker. He made 24 of 32 attempts (75 percent) with a long field goal of 53 yards vs. New Orleans on Nov. 25. Buehler also succeeded on 42 of 44 extra point tries for 114 points.