Cowboys sign kicker Kris Brown

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, Last Updated: 10:52 PM ET

IRVING, TX - The Dallas Cowboys signed kicker Kris Brown on Thursday to create some competition for the embattled David Buehler going into next season.

Buehler missed an extra point on Saturday that ultimately cost Dallas a win in Arizona, so the Cowboys added a veteran of 12 seasons to their 53-man roster.

Brown has made 77.3 percent of his career field goal attempts, but was cut by the Houston Texans before the 2010 season began in favor of Neil Rackers. He appeared in three games for the Chargers this season when Nate Kaeding was injured and went 4-for-5 in field goal tries and 8-for-8 in extra point attempts.

The 2009 season was not one to remember for Brown, who had a number of devastating missed field goals in late-game situations as the Texans ended the season at 9-7 and just out of a playoff spot.

In all, Brown hit just 21-of-32 field goals last year, a career-low 65.6 percent accuracy rate for the 33-year-old veteran.


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