Now holding for Cowboys' kicks: Tony Romo?

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys might have a new holder on kicks, a guy who made a costly flub the last time he tried - Tony Romo.

Romo practiced as the holder for kicker Nick Folk on Wednesday and might do it Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. He would replace punter Mat McBriar, whose hold on a costly missed field goal this past Sunday prompted kicker Nick Folk to throw up his arms in disgust.

Folk has been shaky lately and the Cowboys (8-4) are hoping a change in holders might snap him out of his funk.

The last time Romo held for the Cowboys was in a 2006 playoff game. He bobbled the snap, preventing Dallas from trying a short go-ahead field goal in the final minutes of what turned out to be a loss in Seattle, he tearfully apologized afterward.

He held once more after that, at the Pro Bowl a few weeks later. When coach Wade Phillips took over in 2007, he joked that Romo was retired from holding.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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