We saw coaching errors, bad throws, a partridge in a pear tree, and of course missed kicks from Brett Maher.
The Cowboys have struggled with their kicker throughout the season with Brett Maher and Turkey Day was no different. Maher missed 100% of his field goal attempts for the first time this season against Buffalo, but that apparently hasn’t rocked the front office’s belief in him.
While appearing on 105.3 The Fan on Friday morning, Stephen Jones expressed confidence in Brett Maher. He specifically noted that the Cowboys aren’t planning on moving on from him right now.
The Cowboys will not be making a change at kicker, and there are no plans to work out any other kickers.— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 29, 2019
Cowboys VP Stephen Jones on @1053thefan: “We have confidence in Maher. We are going to stick with him.”
Maher is 19 of 28 on field goal attempts this season, that’s good for 67.9% if you’re not an expert at quick mental math. That’s... not good.
The quick response to bringing this subject up is noting that there aren’t a lot of great free agent kickers available. While that may be the case it’s hard to continue marching forward with a kicker who is costing you points in extremely critical circumstances.
The Cowboys are between a rock and a hard place in a lot of ways these days.