- Calvin Watkins, ESPN Staff Writer
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IRVING -- Cowboys rookie cornerback Bryan McCann is expected to return kicks and punts Sunday night vs. the Eagles.
With fellow rookie receiver Dez Bryant out for the season with a broken fibula, McCann will take over his duties full-time but expect veteran cornerback Terence Newman to also field some punts if necessary.
McCann replaced Bryant last week in Indianapolis when he was injured.
On the year, McCann has just one return, but it was for a 97-yard touchdown when after fielding a batted ball vs. the Detroit Lions near the goal line he took it for a score. He also has caught two punts for fair catches.
"I was always ready," McCann said of returning kicks and punts. "A lot of people think taking a punt and a kickoff is the same thing, but it's not. How the ball comes off a kick and a punt is two completly different things."