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October 17, 2012

Brian Moorman feels good after practicing and is ready to play again

There is never a good time to be injured, but Brian Moorman's groin injury couldn't have come at a worse time. He was signed as a temporary replacement for Chris Jones, who injured his left (kicking) knee on a hit in the Tampa Bay game in Week 3.

After being injured in warmups before practice last week, Moorman knew his stay in Dallas might be shorter than expected.

"I knew my situation coming here," Moorman said. "I knew they were trying to get him ready again. If that's what meant to be, then that's what's meant to be and I move on. I'm trying to make the most of my situation here. I'm thankful for the opportunity. For as long as it lasts, I want to help this team and win games."

Mooreman sat out Sunday's game against the Ravens but was back at practice Wednesday and is expected to handle the punting duties against the Panthers.

"It really feels great," Moorman said. "It was kind of a freak deal. It was one of those things where it was hard to sit down for the week, but it was the best thing to do. We treated it aggressively. I felt confident that as each day progressed, I was getting better and better and better, and Monday I was able to go out and do a little bit and Tuesday a little bit more. It was great to be back out there with the team today. I'll just take it from there." 

Jones punted once against the Ravens. His 32-yard effort was downed at the Baltimore 8-yard line. He also handled the holding duties for Dan Bailey. But Jones missed practice again Wednesday.

"I'm here to spell him and make sure he gets healthy," Moorman said.

-- Charean Williams

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