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Mat McBriar Is A Philadelphia Eagle

McBriar earned two trips to the Pro Bowl in nine seasons as the Cowboys' punter



    We took Mat McBriar’s workout for the Cowboys at Valley Ranch on Tuesday as a sign that the two-time Pro Bowl punter might return to Dallas after all, but a reunion between the two sides wasn’t in the cards. ESPN Dallas reports today that McBriar has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, who hosted the Australian at a workout on Monday.

    With less than a week before training camp opens in Oxnard, Ca., the Cowboys have two punters on their roster: Chris Jones and Delbert Alvarado.

    As a rookie in 2011 Jones replaced McBriar when the veteran went on injured reserve with a nerve issue in his plant leg, and performed well enough for the Cowboys to show some serious interest in bringing him back in 2012. Alvarado is a South Florida product and veteran of the UFL who almost made the team after a tryout back in May, only to be signed by Dallas a month later.

    Meanwhile, McBriar comes to Philadelphia with an impressive track record. In his nine seasons with Dallas, he posted a gross average of 45.3 yards, a net average of 38.1 and 175 punts inside opponents’ 20-yard line--all franchise records.

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