3 Cowboys contracts we were happy to see end, 2 we’re eager to see expire

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There's a saying that the NFL stands for "Not For Long," which is often true. Players see their careers head in the wrong direction in a hurry and while the Dallas Cowboys still love to pay a player for what they used to do, most teams move on at the first sign of decline.

Thankfully, Dallas has gotten slightly better in this area but they still have room for improvement. On the topic of players not living up to their deals, here we look at three contracts we were happy to see end and two we're eager to see expire.

Cowboys contract we were happy to see end: Brett Maher, K

Not all the contracts that we're happy to see end have to be high-priced deals. Take Brett Maher for example.

During his second term in Dallas, the placekicker made just under $1 million for the 2022 season. Maher wasn't a popular addition after his poor performance in 2019 which was when he made just 66.7 percent of his field goal attempts.

He erased all memory of that frustrating campaign during the regular season though. Maher was automatic, knocking in 29-of-32 field goals and 50-of-53 extra points. One of the best kickers throughout the season, he then fell apart in the playoffs.

Maher missed four extra points in a row, going 1-of-5 in their win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Even though he made his final try, he was unable to redeem himself the following week. He did score six of their 12 points in a 19-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, going 2-of-2 on field goals, but missed his only extra point which was the straw that broke the camel's back.

The Cowboys wound up saying they would look elsewhere in 2023 — and fans are happy to see this tenure end following the implosion in the postseason.