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Cowboys release Brett Maher, sign Kai Forbath

Brett Maher

The Dallas Cowboys have officially released K Brett Maher.

Maher, who has been struggling all year long, was in his second year with Dallas. He had attempted at least one field goal in every game, apart from Week 1.

The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported the Cowboys’ move on Monday afternoon.

One of the least accurate field goal kickers in the entire NFL this season, Maher leads all kickers with 10 misses. According to Pro Football Reference, he has missed two from 30-39 yard range, four from 40-49 yard range, and four from 50-plus yards.

His 20-for-30 stat line on field goal attempts is good for only 66.7 percent. Last year, his percentage was above 80. The only time he has been reliable is on extra point attempts, on which he is a perfect 36-for-36.

Maher will be replaced by veteran journeyman kicker, Kai Forbath.

Forbath has already played for Jacksonville and New England this season, making Dallas his third team in 2019 alone. In his three games for the Jaguars, he converted four of five FG attempts, his only miss coming from over 50 yards.

He played only one game in New England and converted his only attempt, in the 20-29 yard range. He also missed one of two extra point attempts for the Patriots.

The Cowboys and their new kicker take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, December 15.

Featured Image courtesy of Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News

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