Jones likes McBriar; Phillips likes Romo

Updated: December 23, 2009, 9:37 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon |

IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo's days as the Dallas Cowboys holder aren't done.

Coach Wade Phillips said Romo will remain in that role with new kicker Shaun Suisham.

"Romo's the best holder right now and we have a new kicker," Phillips said late Tuesday afternoon. "Since we have a new kicker, I want everything to be as good as it can be."

Owner/general manager Jerry Jones suggested on KRLD-FM on Tuesday that this might be a good time for Mat McBriar to resume holding. However, Phillips said the Cowboys wanted to make the transition to Suisham as smooth as possible.

"This is a good time to start over there," Jones said. "If we started over, it's obviously more ideal to have that punter holding."

Romo has stated that he doesn't want to hold, but he volunteered for the job two weeks ago after recently released kicker Nick Folk was blaming some of his problems on McBriar's holds.

Tim MacMahon covers the Cowboys for ESPN Dallas. You can follow him on Twitter or leave a question for his weekly mailbag.