Sunday, January 1, 2012
Rookie Chris Jones serves as holder
By Tim MacMahon
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Punter Chris Jones, who will be playing in his second career NFL game, wil serve as holder with the Cowboys' season on the line.
Jones was promoted from the practice squad Saturday when the Cowboys placed Mat McBriar on injured reserve due to a nerve condition in his foot.
McBriar had been kicker Dan Bailey's holder for most of the season. Tony Romo filled that role when McBriar has been unable.
The Cowboys apparently did not want Romo in that role while he is dealing with a bruised right hand.
Jones worked as Bailey's holder throughout training camp. The other option was quarterback Chris Greisen, but he is inactive against the Giants.