To say that the Dallas Cowboys have struggled to find a kicker through the 2019 season would be the understatement of the year, things have been rough for them there. Dallas brought kicker Brett Maher back for a second season with the team after a rookie year that featured some ups, downs, and long bombs from that big leg of his.
Maher replaced Dan Bailey so the expectations for him were always high, but that really is the case of any NFL kicker. When you play a position that has such a bright light on it there are going to be a lot of things said when things don’t go your way.
That has been the case for Maher lately as he missed field goals in each of the last three games that the Cowboys have lost. That is just the tip of the iceberg as far as his struggles, though, and they were finally too much. After working out kickers on Monday the Cowboys officially decided it was time to part ways with Brett Maher. They have signed Kai Forbath to kick for them.
Cowboys have cut Brett Maher and signed veteran Kai Forbath #cowboyswire— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) December 9, 2019
It was time for the Cowboys to move on from Brett Maher. It’s been time. They did neither themselves, nor him, any favors by trying to make something that wasn’t working materialize into something great. A huge weakness for the Cowboys in general has been holding on for too long.
As long as the Cowboys held on to Brett Maher, perhaps they should have held on for a few more hours. The news of his departure came in the middle of lunchtime on the day that Cowboys players were visiting children at a local hospital. That’s the business of the NFL sometimes.
Dirty business. Brett Maher went to the hospital visits today spent time with some sick kids. Got on the bus with some teammates and after arriving at The Star he was cut. pic.twitter.com/yzSlSKpWAN— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) December 9, 2019
Brett Maher ultimately holds records for some of the longest field goals in Dallas Cowboys history. All the best to him in whatever lies ahead.