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Punter Waived; Loper Back On Roster Again

Something about guard Daniel Loper the Cowboys can't do without enough, at least not during the week.

Once again, the Cowboys brought back the veteran journeyman, who has already had quite a journey with this team here in the last month. Loper has now been signed for the third time on Tuesday as the Cowboys made room on the 53-man roster by waiving punter Chris Jones.

That should suggest the team has a good feeling about Mat McBriar's left foot injury, which bothered him over a two-week span, even forcing him out of the lineup for a game in which Jones filled in nicely against Seattle.

McBriar punted just once last week – a 52-yarder against the Bills – and said he thinks the injury will continue to improve. Obviously, cutting Jones is evidence the Cowboys are on the same page there.

As for Loper, who has not been active for a game this year, he returns on the roster, likely more of a practice player. Kyle Kosier has not practiced on Wednesday for the last five weeks because of a foot injury.

Loper was initially signed the same week as Montrae Holland on Oct. 18, when Bill Nagy went to injured reserve with a broken ankle and Derrick Dockery hadn't returned from a knee/leg injury.

But even with Holland playing well as the starting left guard, Kosier healthy enough to get through the games and Dockery returning from the injury and serving as a solid backup, and rookies David Arkin and Kevin Kowalski still on the roster, the Cowboys apparently think Loper's services are still needed.

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