Cowboys free agents: Brian Moorman

February, 4, 2013
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Wesley Hitt/Getty ImagesBrian Moorman did a solid job filling in the Chris Jones but isn't likely to be back.

Brian Moorman


Position: Punter

Type: Unrestricted

Summary: The Cowboys signed Moorman as an emergency fill-in after Chris Jones suffered a knee injury when a punt was nearly blocked. Moorman ended up staying for 12 games after Jones was unable to continue with a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Moorman did an admirable job, averaging 44.6 yards per punt with a 38.9-yard net, but he slumped down the stretch.

Why keep him: Jones will be the punter for this team, barring something unforeseen, so perhaps Moorman comes back as insurance in training camp. That job, however, usually goes to a younger punter.

Why let him go: Jones will be back. Moorman will cost more than Jones, and the struggles toward the end are concerning. Did we mention that Jones, who has a powerful leg, will be back?

Best guess: The Cowboys will not make an attempt to re-sign Moorman, who filled in nicely in 2012.

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Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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