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Cowboys sticking with Brett Maher regardless of extra-point struggles


The Dallas Cowboys plan to stay with beginning kicker Brett Maher of their divisional spherical playoff recreation on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, head coach Mike McCarthy mentioned Tuesday.

Maher missed 4 extra-point makes an attempt within the Cowboys’ wild-card spherical win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday evening. He lastly hit his fifth attempt within the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ 31-14 victory. 

It was the primary time in NFL historical past — since a minimum of 1948 — {that a} kicker had missed 4 extra-point makes an attempt in the identical common season or playoff recreation.

Maher had missed simply three extra-point makes an attempt all through the 2022 common season. His struggles shortly went viral on social media, particularly after Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott was seen visibly pissed off on the sidelines after Maher’s third miss.

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But Prescott voiced help for his teammate after the sport, as did McCarthy and Cowboys particular groups coach John Fassell.

“I’m Money Maher’s biggest fan,” Prescott mentioned Monday. “I told him after the game, ‘Hey, let that go, we’re going to need [you].’ I played like s— a week ago. Knowing what that guy’s done, the resiliency he’s shown throughout his career, personally, [I have] no doubt that he’ll come back next week and be perfect and help us win.”

Dallas Cowboys’ Brett Maher had the yips on Monday

After Monday’s NFL playoff recreation, Ben Verlander mentioned that the Cowboys’ Brett Maher had the yips after he missed 4 extra-points.

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ESPN reported that the Cowboys would possibly usher in one other kicker to compete with Maher in apply, however the 33-year-old veteran from Nebraska is extensively anticipated to stay in his function.

The Cowboys and 49ers are scheduled to kick off from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday on FOX and the FOX Sports App.

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