IRVING – The Dallas Cowboys were without a punter during Thursday’s practice at Valley Ranch. Chris Jones is dealing with a knee injury and Brian Moorman a groin injury. Both players have held on Dan Bailey’s kicks this season, but if neither is available, Tony Romo could be the Cowboys’ holder in Baltimore.
“There’s a possibility that Tony’s going to hold,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Thursday. “Tony is probably the best option. [Kyle] Orton has a little bit of history holding at some point in his life, so he’s gotten some work at that. Just off the top of my head, those are the guys that have gotten the most work for us.”
Romo has holding experience, something he did last season while punter Mat McBriar was injured. Romo also famously bobbled a snap during a 2006 playoff loss in Seattle.
Romo said he “took a few snaps this week” in practice and is available to hold on kicks “if needed.”