As the Cowboys begin to posture and create room for signing some free agents, kicker David Buehler was released today according to a team spokesman.
Buehler was scheduled to count more than $1.6 million against the Cowboys’ 2012 salary cap, and he was viewed as a luxury on the roster and not a necessity.
Releasing him frees up more money for the team to pursue free agents with the NFL’s free agency period opening at 3 p.m. today.
Buehler lost his place kicking job last season to undrafted rookie Dan Bailey from Oklahoma State who will now handle kickoffs, extra points and field goals for the Cowboys.
There’s a rumor floating around that T-New could become a casualty as well.