Brett Maher named NFC special teams player of the week

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Cowboys kicker Brett Maher made some history against the Eagles last Sunday night.

The Cowboys elected to try a 63-yard field goal at the end of the first half and Maher put it through the uprights with room to spare. That made Maher the first player in NFL history to hit three field goals of at least 60 yards and the extra distance on the kick creates confidence that he’ll add to that total over the course of his career.

Maher made the two other field goals and all four extra points he tried during the Cowboys’ 37-10 win. The NFL announced on Wednesday that Maher has been named the NFC’s special teams player of the week as a result of that performance.

It’s the second time that Maher has been so honored since taking the Dallas job last season.

4 responses to “Brett Maher named NFC special teams player of the week

  1. His misses are often not far off. If he could tweak his mechanics from 45 yards or less to slightly boost his success rate (which has happened with many kickers before…for example, Matt Bryant, who was iffy early in his career and then became a stalwart) from shorter distances, he would be set in the league for years to come.

  2. Just needs to get his 35-45 yard kicks in as consistently. He is/has been on the cut bubble, still on the team because of the long kicks and because if they have no legitmate option.

    I love the weapon he is but boggles my mind his misses at a shorter range.

  3. Congratulations! However, his inconsistency has cost this team at least one game this year. I just hope he fix his problem making short to mid range attempts.

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