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Cowboys Will Have A New Holder For Biggest Game Of The Season

Everything is on the line when the Dallas Cowboys travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Giants in a winner take all matchup for the NFC East title. So naturally every little detail is being looked at and overly scrutinized.

The latest item is who will be the holder on field goals for the Cowboys. Normally the holder is punter Mat McBriar, but he has been placed on the injured reserve list due to nerve damage in his non-kicking leg.

When McBriar was out this season the Cowboys used Tony Romo to hold on extra points and field goals. However, with Romo's injured right hand the Cowboys do not want to take any chances to injury his hand further so Romo is not going to be the holder.

The lucky player to be the holder is likely to be Chris Jones who is replacing McBriar as the teams punter. The actual decision for who the holder will be is going to be a game-time decision. However, Cowboys fans can vividly recall the last time a bad snap on a field goal hurt them in a big game, and hope Sunday's game does not come down to a field goal. With the way this season has been going for the Cowboys it would be a good bet that this game comes down to a field goal attempt.

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