Thursday, January 21, 2010

C Gurode withdraws from Pro Bowl

By Calvin Watkins
Cowboys center Andre Gurode is pulling out of the Pro Bowl because he will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery.

Along with punter Mat McBriar, Gurode is the second Cowboys player getting knee surgery this offseason. Tags:
Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Offensive Line, Pro Bowl, Injuries, Dallas Cowboys, Andre Gurode, Mat Mcbriar, Pro Bowl, Injuries

McBriar undergoes minor knee surgery
By Tim MacMahon
Punter Mat McBriar had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday. His recovery process isn't expected to take long.

If the knee bothered McBriar during the season, it was tough to tell.

McBriar had arguably the best season of his career. He averaged 45.1 yards per punt and pinned opponents inside the 20 a franchise-record 38 times. He was the league's only punter to put more than half his punts inside the 20 and had only three touchbacks on 72 punts.

Some of McBriar's best work came during the playoffs, when seven of his nine punts pinned opponents inside the 20.