Cowboys sign Pro Bowl punter Brian Moorman

BY foxsports • September 27, 2012

The Dallas Cowboys signed punter Brian Moorman, who was released by the Bills with a net of 32.7 yards per punt in three games.

Moorman was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and steps in for injured Cowboys punter Chris Jones. Jones will miss at least two weeks with a sprained knee.

Moorman has allowed an NFL-worst 172 return yards and coach Chan Gailey said he was missing directional punts he'd normally nail.

"He's punted for a long time in this league at a real high level," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said.

The Cowboys special teams will be critical Sunday. Devin Hester is averaging 11.7 yards per punt return and led the NFL with 16.2 yards per return in 2011.

Moorman will also serve as the holder for placekicker Dan Bailey. They'll have only two full practices to work together