When the Dallas Cowboys open rookie mini-camp this weekend, they reportedly plan on bringing in upwards of 12 players for tryouts. According to Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas, this group will include former Idaho State punter David Harrington.
This offseason represents the first in some time in which Dallas has had some question at punter. Since 2003, that position has been owned by Mat McBriar (pictured), a two-time Pro Bowler, but McBriar struggled with a case of drop foot in his plant foot in 2011 and finished the year on injured reserve.
McBriar has reportedly been doing well in rehabbing the leg--he underwent a procedure to dissolve a cyst just below the knee, which caused the injury, shortly after the season--but he has yet to be re-signed, leaving Chris Jones as the only punter on the roster.
Harrington was a two-time All-Big Sky Conference in as many seasons at Idaho State and averaged 46.2 yards per punt for his career. In 2011, he recorded 29 punts of 50 yards or more and pinned 17 within the opposing 20-yard-line.
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