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.