Cowboys have clearly given up on a playoff failure
The Cowboys look like achieved with kicker Brett Maher after Maher’s disastrous playoff efficiency final season.
What do you get once you cross an NFL kicker with the yips in crucial stretch of the yr? A free agent. Brett Maher was the Dallas Cowboys’ straight-shooting stud throughout the common season, however nobody can overlook his efficiency within the 2022 playoffs.
Actually, nobody will overlook it. It’s within the historical past books now.
In 2022, Maher went 29-of-32 on area objective makes an attempt and 50-of-53 on additional level makes an attempt in 17 video games within the common season.
Then, within the Wild Card win over the Buccaneers, Maher missed a record-setting 4 additional factors. Maher lastly linked on his fifth extra-point attempt, and fortunately, the Cowboys had already clinched the win by then. Within the subsequent matchup in opposition to the 49ers, Maher made two area objectives however missed one more additional level.
These missed additional factors had been grounds for the Cowboys to let Maher check free company this offseason, and an AFC West group simply introduced him in for a tryout.
I fully missed that Denver is figuring out Brett Maher after releasing McManus.
That actually hammers it dwelling. There is likely to be 2-3 kickers enjoying at an elevated degree in any given yr. Everybody else is principally the identical man in search of a state of affairs that clicks.
— David Helman (@davidhelman_) May 23, 2023
Cowboys’ Brett Maher is broken items however might get picked up by Broncos
The Denver Broncos launched kicker Brandon McManus earlier this week and have been on the prowl for a extra dependable leg.
On Tuesday, the Broncos reportedly hosted Maher for a exercise and in addition introduced in Elliott Fry and Parker White.
Maher posted extra respectable numbers than McManus did over the course of the 2022 common season, so in some methods signing Maher could be an improve for Denver.
Alternatively, McManus didn’t undergo a horrible case of the yips like Maher and will in flip be thought-about a worthy pick-up for Dallas.
Most NFL kickers are simply enjoying an enormous recreation of musical chairs at this level, and groups’ switcheroos on the kicker place might turn out to be an ongoing development within the league. Aside from Justin Tucker, Evan McPherson, and perhaps a couple of others, a kicker’s beginning spot is consistently in jeopardy.
Maher’s missed extra-point makes an attempt within the playoffs buried his Cowboys profession, however with a bit of luck, he might get a shot at redemption elsewhere.