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McBriar Improving, Could Return To Holding Next Week

Punter Mat McBriar has been dealing with nerve damage in his left foot

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Cowboys’ punter Mat McBriar is reportedly experiencing no lingering pain from the nerve injury to his left foot this week, and could return to holding duties as early as this week’s match-up with the Cardinals in Arizona, but more likely in the team's week 14 meeting with the Giants.

McBriar was only forced to miss one game (replaced by Chris Jones) with the nerve damage in his plant foot, but he has been held out of holding for field goal attempts and extra points since suffering the injury (as crouching reportedly caused the two-time Pro Bowler some pain). In his place, starting quarterback Tony Romo served as the team’s holder.

"The foot is what it is," McBriar said, per ESPN Dallas. "I'm not having any more pain. That's gone away so I can definitely start holding a lot more now. I don't think I'll be asked to hold [this week] but I definitely got some practice in at that [Monday] and the kicking is not upsetting it at all, which is great because that was a big concern initially."

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