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Mat McBriar didn't have his best season in 2011.
Nevertheless, he did have one shining performance for the Cowboys last season.
His solid directional punting gave the Cowboys defense a big helping hand against the Arizona Cardinals.
McBriar nailed all five of his punts inside the Cardinals' 20-yard line.
After the Cowboys' first drive of the game, McBriar punted it 35 yards, and Patrick Peterson took the fair catch at the Cardinals' 11-yard line.
Just inside the two-minute mark in the opening frame, McBriar dropped a 25-yarder that was downed by Alex Albright at the 10-yard line of the Cardinals. Not bad for a 25-yarder.
His lone second-quarter punt was a 50-yard shot that went out of bounds at the Cardinals 3-yard line.
His fourth quarter performance was big. McBriar knocked his first punt of the period 42 yards to the Cardinals' 19-yard line. Patrick Peterson barely reached the 20-yard line before squirting out of bounds.
Around the four-minute mark, McBriar sent one 39 yards, and Alan Ball downed it at the Cardinals' 5-yard line.
That punt was made sweeter when the Cardinals went three-and-out in the ensuing drive.
McBriar's net average that afternoon was only 38 yards per punt. That belies the fact that he pinned the Cardinals back well inside their own zone with each punt, along with the fact that rookie phenomenon Peterson only amassed one yard on punt returns.