Punter Mat McBriar told reporters on Tuesday that the pain in his left foot, resulting from nerve damage, had subsided--but that he wasn’t exactly at 100 percent moving into the team’s match-up with the Washington Redskins.
McBriar returned to action in the team’s victory over the Buffalo Bills last week, punting once, and pinning the Bills on their own 16-yard line.
"The big concern was to see if I could get through the whole game," McBriar said, per the Dallas Morning News. "And it held up. [...]
"But as of yet the function has yet to return,"
With McBriar back, the Cowboys released Chris Jones on Tuesday. Jones, brought in as a stop-gap measure as McBriar recovered, stepped in to punt for the team in their victory over the Seahawks. According to McBriar, the idea that the injury could be aggravated by his playing isn’t a major concern of team doctors, meaning that he can continue to play as he more fully recovers.
"From everything I know," McBriar said, "and I have had a lot of people look at it, is that I can't really hurt it by continuing to practice."
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