IRVING, Texas – Quarterback Tony Romo could be the holder on field goals this weekend if both Cowboys punters can't play.
Head coach Jason Garrett said backup Kyle Orton has some history holding, but Romo is "probably the best option." Romo would be the third different holder this season for kicker Dan Bailey.
"I took a few snaps this week," Romo said. "So if that's needed, I'll be ready."
The Cowboys are expected to work out three punters this week, in case Chris Jones and Brian Moorman aren't healthy by Sunday. Even if one of those three punters gets signed, it's still possible Romo could be the holder to provide more regularity and uniformity for Bailey.
Bailey, who has some experience with Romo as a holder last season, said it's always helpful to have a past history with a holder, though he doubts that role is one of Romo's favorites.
"Any kicker, you want consistency," Bailey said. "But injuries happen. Things like this come up on any team, so you've just got to be able to adapt and focus and work it out the best you can and go from there."
After Jones injured his knee, Moorman had just one week of practice to hold for Bailey, who made his only field goal attempt against Chicago. Moorman said Romo should be an adequate replacement if both punters are out.
"Obviously, he has a good rapport with Dan," Moorman said. "Dan has a good head on his shoulders and is good at what he does. He's not real particular with the ball. It's a good trait for a kicker. He's confident it's going to go through, no matter how – just get it on the ground and I'll do the rest."