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Monday, November 8, 2010
David Buehler in shock over coaching change

By Richard Durrett

IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys kicker David Buehler said he was "in shock" when told of the firing of Wade Phillips just before facing the media on Monday afternoon.

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"I'm just in shock," Buehler said. "It sucks and that's the way the NFL is. You see the business side of it through these decisions. Obviously, I don't want to see anybody go. It's hard, but that's the way it is. That's the way the cookie crumbles."

Buehler said if he had his way, Phillips would still be the head coach. But the kicker is committed to doing his job.

"I know what I have to do," Buehler said. "It's different from the rest of the guys. Me and [punter Mat] McBriar have a different job. I have to go about it no matter who the head coach is."