Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Tony Romo won't hold in 2010
By Calvin Watkins
The goal for the 2010 season is to fix the field goal kicker. The Cowboys hired Chris Boniol as a kicking consultant to work with David Buehler.
But Tony Romo won't hold for Buehler or whomever wins the kicking job in 2010.
Romo took over the holder's spot when then-kicker Nick Folk complained about the placements of punter Mat McBriar.
Romo doesn't like to hold, especially after he botched one in a playoff loss to Seattle in the 2006 season.
Romo had no problems holding for Folk last year, but it's now clear the Cowboys will look elsewhere for a holder.
"Tony did a nice job when he came in,” special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis said Tuesday. “We want to get that situation handled as much as possible. We like for [Romo] not to be the holder.”
So who could be the holder?
* Patrick Crayton, former college quarterback.
* Jon Kitna, who has never done it before but is the backup quarterback.
* McBriar, who did it last year.