Rookie Punter Getting Ready If Called Upon

Every day it seems head coach Jason Garrett is asked about injured players. And without hesitation, he usually responds the same with the generic "day-to-day" answer.

With punter Mat McBriar, that's exactly what his injury has been over the last two weeks. His left foot injury hasn't been the easiest to diagnose. McBriar said the pain stemming from his injury last week was up and down and continued into the game after his first punt against the Eagles.

McBriar eventually went out of the game and into the locker room, leaving rookie place-kicker Dan Bailey to punt twice, something he did once in a college game at Oklahoma State.

But the Cowboys prepared themselves for the possibility McBriar wouldn't even play against Philly, by signing rookie punter Chris Jones, who was with the club during training camp and the preseason. An undrafted rookie from Carson Newman, Jones was added to the practice squad but will likely get a few more punts this week in anticipation he might be needed to play against the Seahawks.

McBriar also served as the holder, meaning Tony Romo will likely hold for field goals and extra points. Jon Kitna has experience as well but Romo held last week against Philly and also took over the duties in 2009 when the Cowboys replaced McBriar in mid-season.

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