4 Cowboys players to watch in Preseason Week 3 vs. Seahawks
4. Brett Maher, K
Up until Tuesday, Maher was still competing for a kicking role on this team. Now, with Lirim Hajrullahu waived, the former Cowboy is the only kicker left on the roster. While it’s certainly safe to say that there aren’t many great options out there if he doesn’t do well, this game will be critical for Maher.
Maher has done well in camp, but the only time he’s been able to kick a field goal in preseason games was last weekend when he missed a 61-yarder against the Chargers. That’s obviously a tough kick to make and hard to judge his future on. However, with no competition left, he should get more chances to kick against Seattle so that Dallas can see if this guy can really get it done for the team during the regular season.
If Maher can make all of his kicks against Seattle, he’s likely going to be the Week 1 starter. But if he can’t get it done under pressure, the front office will be sent back to the drawing board.
As we learned from Greg the Leg last year, consistency is key and you never realize how important a kicker is on a roster until said kicker can’t make kicks. The hope is that Maher can redeem himself for his frustrating 2019 season with Dallas and be the kicker the Cowboys need. Otherwise, the ‘Boys are in big trouble.