IRVING, Texas -- Mat McBriar was not at the portion of Friday’s practice open to the media, but the punter has been fitted for a custom brace that could help him play Sunday against Seattle.
McBriar has been dealing with a case of “drop foot” for the last two weeks that prevents him from raising his toes. Until the nerve re-fires, McBriar will have to deal with the injury. He wore a bulky brace against Philadelphia that caused too much pain. He punted three times last week at Philadelphia but could not make it through the game and was replaced by Dan Bailey.
Coach Jason Garrett said McBriar was expected to punt today and that he got through Wednesday’s work without any major problem.
“We’ll evaluate him during practice today, after practice tomorrow morning and just see how he’s doing,” Garrett said, “and hopefully have contingency plans if he’s not able to go.”
If McBriar can’t punt, then the Cowboys would call up Chris Jones from the practice squad, however, that move has to be made by 3 p.m. on Saturday.