IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys took a look at a familiar face on Tuesday by working out veteran punter Mat McBriar, who is an unrestricted free agent.
McBriar was in Philadelphia to work out for the Eagles, who are looking to make an upgrade as well.
The Cowboys seem somewhat content with Chris Jones, who replaced McBriar in two games last season when the veteran was out with nerve damage to his left foot – an injury that ultimately required surgery to remove a cyst from the back of his left knee.
When healthy, McBriar has been one of the NFL's best punter, earning two Pro Bowl selections. He led the league in both punting average and net punting back in 2010.
But these workouts have been to test his health, considering he underwent the surgery back in February.
In May, McBriar said the "surgery went beautifully… nerves are firing again." He also said he was set for a full recovery.
Along with Jones, a second-year pro from Carson-Newman, the Cowboys also have punter Delbert Alvarado, who can also kick off and handle place-kicking duties. His chances of making the roster are slim but he can provide depth to both positions.
If the Cowboys decide to sign McBriar, it'll likely be in a competition situation with Jones, a player the Cowboys are high on and deem to