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    NEWSLETTERS

    The last time Shaun Suisham was in Dallas, shortly in 2005 and 2006, his holder was Tony Romo. This was standard practice, as Romo was a backup quarterback. Backup quarterbacks hold.

    Since he left, Romo took to movin' on up--he finally got a piece of the pie--as one of the better starting quarterbacks in the league, a Pro Bowler with some serious numbers and serious celebrity status, at least in the context of the NFL.

    (We're not sure, however, if Romo lives in a de-luxe apartment in the sky.)

    And yet, when Suisham makes his return to kicking for the Cowboys, his old friend Romo--big contract,  paparazzi attention and all--will be down holding for him.

    Initially, Romo was moved back into the role out of hopes that his prowess as a holder (with just one major blemish) could ease the struggles of the now departed Nick Folk. Obviously, the holder wasn't the issue. At this point, though, the Cowboys are less concerned with how Romo got there and more concerned with the results yielded.

    At this point, they say, Romo just happens to be the best holder on the roster.

    "Romo's the best holder right now and we have a new kicker," coach Wade Phillips said."Experience is important."