5 Dallas Cowboys who deserve to get pink slips in 2020
Brett Maher, Kicker
There may be no better kicker in the NFL than Brett Maher when it comes to long-distance field goals beyond 50 yards, having connected on both a 62 and a 63-yarder this season. But there are likely several unemployed kickers you’d rather have kicking for you between 30 to 49 yards away rather than Maher. And that’s the difficult choice Dallas has to make.
So far this season, Maher has connected on just 19 of his 28 field goal attempts and is 1 of 4 from 40-49 yards out. That total field goal percentage of 67.9 ranks him 27th among his peers. That includes the man he replaced in Dallas last offseason, Dan Bailey, who is now kicking for the Minnesota Vikings. So far this season Bailey is ranked seventh in the NFL hitting 15 of his 17 field goal attempts (88.2).
Maher is also coming off one of his worst performances as a Cowboy. Against the Buffalo Bills at AT&T Stadium and in front of a massive audience, the 30-year old missed on both of his field-goal attempts, one of which was tipped. At home this season, Maher has gone confusing 6 of 12 in Jerry World.
It’s been a bad run for Maher recently, as he’s missed at least one field goal attempt in four of his last five games. Still, the Cowboys continue to support their kicker despite his recent misses. But it’s only a matter of time before even the Dallas brass have to admit Maher’s big leg potential isn’t worth his makeable blunders.