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February 29, 2012

Cowboys poised to make punter switch from Mat McBriar to Chris Jones

All indications are that Pro Bowl punter Mat McBriar had successful surgery in January to remove a cyst from his leg that had caused drop foot last season.

However it may not be enough to save his job with the Cowboys who are prepared to go into 2012 with Chris Jones as their punter.

Jones averaged 42.6 yards per punt in tow games in place of the injured McBriar last season.

The Cowboys tipped their hand by signing him a three-year deal right before the 2011 season final.

According to a source, the Cowboys think Jones has the potential to be special beyond the fact that he is a safer and cheaper option than McBriar right now.

The Cowboys certainly appreciate what McBriar has given them the last few years. They know when he is right he is a bonafide weapon and as good as any punter in the league.

The Cowboys might bring him back to training camp.

But right now re-signing McBriar, who is an unrestricted free agent, is not a top priority.

 

Clarence Hill

 

 

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ALL WHAT I'M SAYING IS DALLAS NEEDS TO SIGN BOTH OF THOSE VETERAN CORNERBACKS THERE LOOKING AT -- TO 1 YEAR DEALS -- THEN PICK THE BEST ONE TO RE SIGN THE FOLLOWING YEAR TO A LONG TERM DEAL !

Jerry Jones cheaper isn't always better,and if jerry Jones has the cap room I'D sign both of those veteran corners there looking at to 1 year deals just to see what type of skills an output that could give the Dallas cowboys ,then pick the best stand out for the long term deal ,I would seriously give payton manning a look to,this would threaten Romo to better a job at quarter backing ,if jerry Jones does this ,THERE IS NO DOUBT THE DALLAS COWBOYS WILL BE IN THE 2013 SUPERBOWL,BECAUSE ROMO WOULD KNOW HIS JOB IS IN JEOPARDY,AND THIS KINDA OF THINKING IS WHAT GOT THE DALLAS COWBOYS TO MANY SUPERBOWLS IN THE 90'S JIMMY JOHNSON LET PLAYERS NO YOUR JOB ISN'T GUARENTEED,DO YOUR BEST AT ALL TIMES,THE TEAM DOES LACK A LEADERSHIP SOMEONE TO REALLY FIRE THE TEAM UP FOR EVERY PLAY ,THE COWBOYS HAVE TO REALIZE YOU HAVE TO PLAY FOOTBALL 60 MIN -- NOT 30 MIN -- THAT'S WHAT WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THAT'S WHAT THOSE 90 TEAMS HAD ---- A LOT OF HEART )-- NEVER SAY DIE!

Special teams: Can make or break a game for you. Lets not down play these positions. When Dallas needs a coffin corner kick. You better have the men on the sidelines to do it for you. Money not everything, loyalty is. If McBriar can return healty and kick the ball. Give him the respect he's due. And you'll be rewarded on the field with his experience.


Dallas needs to shore up that defensive secondary. Six games that Dallas lost last season were due to not being able to defend the pass. Dallas needs to find a corner back that can stay with his man deep. A SS that has the ability to punish recievers that come across the middle. A linebacker that will be the leader of the defence and send RB back to the huddle with a phone ringing in his ears. Dallas made the right choice hiring Ryan. Give him the men he needs to have a defense that other teams fear.

HUGE MISTAKE! Jones was fair to poor for us and cost the Boys field position in cases where McBrier likely would not have. McBrier specializes in coffin corner punts. Jones just kicks the ball. I hope the Boys are right, but I'm afraid we will all live to regret this decision. Great punters don't come along every day.

This is too bad. McBriar was a gamer when he was healthy.

Good....and GOOD BYE....Save the money....we need that money to spend on the real players...no more KO specialist...costly punters who's body is shutting down...nah..Bye...thanks...If Im going to pay big money at least get a guy who you know is healthy. Id take Steve Weatherford at the same money..but thats about that. On another note, I think having such a good punter has Garrett punting more that we should when sometimes we should be going for it.....this way he may be a little suspect in doing that and may go for it more often as crazy as that might sound...

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