Cowboys punter Mat McBriar is finally able to get at the root cause of the foot problem that plagued him last season.
McBriar will have surgery next week to dissolve a cyst below his left knee that had been cause nerve damage in his leg and foot, he told dallascowboys.com.
"It was exciting to find out there's a real cause to it now," McBriar told the online publication. "To know there is a way to remedy that... the future looks bright. It's really the best news I could get."
McBriar, a native of Australia, is in Indianapolis this week where he will serve as a Super Bowl reporter for an Australian sports network.
Two days after the game, he will have surgery at the Mayo Clinic to get rid of the cyst that had been pressing on nerves and causing him to experience drop foot.
McBriar missed the Seattle game Nov. 6 with the foot issue and was finally placed on injured reserve before the final game of the season. Rookie Chris Jones filled in for McBriar both times.
Until last season...