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Tony Romo might have to hold this weekend


Should you mention the idea of Tony Romo holding for a kick, you can be pretty sure what the response will be.

Are you crazy? Don’t you remember what happened in Seattle during the playoffs?

That’s not really the end of Romo’s holding story, though. He held last year while punter Mat McBriar was dealing with an injury and the Cowboys might find themselves in just such a predicament this weekend.

Punters Chris Jones and Brian Moorman are both battling injuries, leaving the Cowboys without an experienced holder for Dan Bailey’s field goals and extra points. Jones is battling a sprained knee and Moorman strained his groin during Wednesday’s practice. Jones has been able to practice, but the team isn’t sure whether he’s going to be able to play against the Ravens.

“There’s a possibility Tony’s going to hold,” coach Jason Garrett said, via Todd Archer of

According to the Associated Press, the Cowboys also plan to take a look at former Jets punter T.J. Conley. That raises the likelihood that there won’t be a need for Romo to hold on Sunday and that the FOX crew doing the game won’t need to make sure they have a clip of that fateful play against the Seahawks ready to go when Bailey lines up for a kick.

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16 Responses to “Tony Romo might have to hold this weekend”
  1. anyonebutbrady says: Oct 11, 2012 2:09 PM

    Oh lord, here we go again. Maybe that fateful hold will finally be out of his mind after heading back to Seattle earlier this season and managing to botch every other aspect of the game

  2. redfield11 says: Oct 11, 2012 2:38 PM

    This isn’t an issue compared to not having a punter, I feel like that’s what we should be focusing on.

  3. daysend564 says: Oct 11, 2012 2:54 PM

    What is more frightening is that Bailey may have to be their punter too

  4. rcampore says: Oct 11, 2012 3:19 PM

    The punter is a more important position than people realize sometimes. Just ask the 2010 New York Giants.

  5. contra74 says: Oct 11, 2012 3:25 PM

    I wish Tosh.0 would do a web redemption on Tony Romo regarding that fumble.

  6. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 11, 2012 3:28 PM

    Romo will be punting as well as holding AND throwing picks?

    He’s gonna be a busy bee!

  7. miguelc2012 says: Oct 11, 2012 3:30 PM

    Romo will never get a ring.

  8. amaf21 says: Oct 11, 2012 3:52 PM

    That will be a nice change for him since he usually catches.

  9. schmitty2 says: Oct 11, 2012 4:18 PM

    If Bailey is the punter too I wonder if Garrett will call a time-out to freeze him

  10. sbdt says: Oct 11, 2012 4:35 PM

    I look forward to whatever Garrett and Jerry Jones have to say next week after this goes horribly wrong.

  11. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 11, 2012 4:38 PM

    No worries. Cowboys won’t attempt an extra point unless they score which isn’t likely to happen.

  12. silverhog38 says: Oct 11, 2012 5:24 PM

    What do you know, a professional athlete with the last name of Romo that was key in the end of a decisive game in which he propelled his team to victory. His first name isn’t Tony though. Imagine that.

  13. mazblast says: Oct 11, 2012 5:30 PM

    No worries. Cowboys won’t attempt an extra point unless they score which isn’t likely to happen.
    Cold-blooded. Also almost exactly what I was going to say–“This may not be an issue.”

  14. stevenfbrackett says: Oct 11, 2012 7:41 PM

    Why does Romo have to do this? Isn’t there anyone else that could do it? A backup QB? Or any other backup? I am sure someone would be willing to learn how to do it since it might be the only way they ever get on the field.

  15. gammynomnom says: Oct 12, 2012 3:34 PM

    Christ, how many QB’s in this league have to hear about a botched play that happened 6 years ago during his first season playing after he had played a total of 10 previous games?

    No one, that’s who.

  16. gammynomnom says: Oct 12, 2012 3:35 PM

    And seriously, the guy plyed last yer with a broken rib, but these other guys are too injured to hold for a frigging field goal?

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