We heard just two days ago that the Cowboys would not be moving on from sophomore kicker Brett Maher, but the team is at least putting Maher on notice. As Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram tweets, Dallas is bringing in three kickers for a workout today.
The Cowboys suffered an ugly loss to the Bills on Thanksgiving, and while there was plenty of blame to go around, Maher missed two field goals, which triggered speculation that Dallas could look for a replacement. Indeed, Maher has struggled to a 67.9% success rate on field goal attempts in 2019, which puts him among the league’s most inaccurate kickers.
That mark is well below the 80.6% success rate he posted in his rookie campaign in 2018, and while he is perfect on PATS this year, his accuracy on medium- to long-range kicks leaves much to be desired. Maher has connected on just five of 12 attempts from 40 yards or more.
Per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys are working out Austin MacGinnis, Nick Rose, and Tristan Vizcaino (Twitter link). Of those three, only Rose has any regular season NFL experience.
It’s unclear if the Cowboys would consider cutting Maher if they are impressed by one of the tryout players, but they are at least trying to spur Maher into a quick turnaround.
7 comments on “Cowboys To Try Out Kickers”
Kicker on notice but coach isn’t . The kicker is least of the shit show called Jerry world .
Big 10-4 on that one
Can they bring in head coaches for tryouts also?
is Urban Meyer really the answer? I HATE the Cowboys but Toblnt Romo definitely isn’t the answer lol
The issue with the cowboys is consistency, the oline is getting older the D is suspect at best. Then you have 2 key pieces of the puzzle that isn’t signed. I’m a believer that Dak isn’t the answer and should have been dealt when he passed on $30 milllion.
Tony sorry .. not sure what my auto-correct was doing there