McBriar is healthy enough to attempt punts but the Cowboys want to minimize the stress on his left foot, that has some nerve damage. McBriar missed one game this season with nerve damage in his foot. It's something he's going to deal with for rest of the season.
"We just think for now it's the best thing for Mat to not have to hold," coach Jason Garrett said. "The fact that Tony has done that in the past and has a comfort level doing it and the kicker has a comfort level of Tony doing it, I just think it's the best option for us right now. I don't want to make any statements about what we're doing the rest of the season but for now that's the way we're going to go."