EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –
The Giants announced today they have signed kicker David Buehler.
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.
Buehler played in four games the following season and had nine touchbacks on 18 kickoffs. He did not attempt a field goal. Buehler was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 10, 2011 with a torn adductor muscle. He underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip on Dec. 11. Buehler was waived/failed physical by the Cowboys on March 13, 2012.
Buehler did not play in 2012.
Buehler joined the Cowboys as a fifth-round draft choice in 2009 from USC. He was the Trojans’ primary kicker in 2007 and 2008. In those two seasons, he converted 25 of 32 field goal attempts (78.1 percent), 117 of 120 extra point tries and had touchbacks on 64 of 172 kickoffs (37.2 percent). He was named first-team All-Pac 10 in 2008.
Buehler attended Canyon High School in Anaheim, California where he lettered in football, volleyball, golf, and track. He was born on Feb. 5, 1987.