David Buehler was going to be on the Dallas Cowboys this season, even if it was only to keep whacking kickoffs deep into the end zone.
Now the Cowboys feel good about him kicking field goals, too.
After not getting a chance for two weeks, Buehler made kicks from 51, 45 and 40 yards - all with plenty of room to spare - then nailed a 31-yarder as time expired to lift the Cowboys past the Miami Dolphins 27-25 in the preseason finale Thursday night.
"We've got us a kicker!" crowed Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, hoping to avoid a repeat of last year's woes.
"What a game he had," added Dallas coach Wade Phillips. "No matter what you say, the last kick to win the game is pressure in any game. I think that inspired our whole football team."
At least we know the Dallas kicking situation has worked itself out. Across the ball, Jake Long , the Dolphins starting left tackle, left with a knee injury.