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IRVING, Tex. - One of the least-visible positions on a football team has gotten an unusual amount of attention in Dallas recently: holder.

Punter Mat McBriar used to do the honors for assorted Dallas kickers, and some — including recently-canned former Pro Bowler Nick Folk — sang his praises loudly and often. Some even went so far as to suggest that part of the reason McBriar's latest contract with the Cowboys was as long as it is (five years) was due, at least in part, because of his extra value as a holder. But when Folk started...

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