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    Brett Maher has Already Been Better Than Expected

    The return of Brett Maher has started well for the Cowboys. He has made every single kick he has lined up for, including the game-winner on Sunday against the .

    I will be the first to say I thought bringing back a guy who seemed to never make a kick inside of 60 yards was a bold move and one that would end poorly. To this point, he has done his job. We all know he will miss at some point and maybe even a big kick that the Cowboys need in a game, but let's try to relax when and if that happens.

    What have you done for me lately is excellent for a guy like Maher; you must take the good with the bad. After two weeks, it has been nothing but good, so let's continue riding that momentum.

    The results Maher has given the Cowboys after two weeks are a huge bonus. I made a few posts about the kicking competition during the , and I said Maher needed to cash in on this opportunity; he has done a great job so far; now, let's keep it rolling.

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    Maher missed at least one kick in 16 of the 29 games with the Cowboys in his first go-around with the team but made a franchise-record 62-yarder.

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    The accuracy for Maher went from 81% in 2018 to 67% in 2019; Dallas cut him and brought in , who finished the season. Maher spent 2020 on a handful of teams' practice squads and, in 2021, made 16-of-18 field goals as a member of the Saints. His accuracy jumped to nearly 90% after that.

    Look, and would have already missed this season if one of the two were the Cowboys kickers. Let's give Maher credit for the work he has put in that has helped him regain the confidence he found as a member of the Saints, which has carried over to this season.

    I know it was nothing but negativity after the Cowboys brought him back, and I can't help but think those people were probably jumping for joy after he delivered from 50-yards to beat Cincinnati 20-17.

    Maher is not Justin Tucker; he will miss at some point, and fans will flip the script, I am sure, but he won the Cowboys a massive game on Sunday and will make some more big kicks in the future; let's pump the breaks on all the slander everyone seemed to give him, this includes myself. I did not see this coming, but I am happy he came through in that clutch moment. The confidence seems to be back.

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    Shane Taylor
    Shane Taylor
    Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside the Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43

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    VAM

    Hey, he made two long range FGs including a high-pressure game winner, let’s keep going Brett!

    Cowboy Fan ed

    I’m with you Vam as long as he does his job I say let the big dog eat! If he starts missing kicks and costing us games I’ll be busting his chops!

    Lawrence C. Baker

    Get ready to start busting his chops! Just a matter of time before he cuts the heart out of this team by missing makeable kicks. Nobody expects him to make the 50 plus yard field goals consistently, bur EVERY FAN expects him to make the 30 and 40 yarders. Those are the ones he routinely misses!!!!

    Lawrence C. Baker

    Still DON’T TRUST THIS GUY!!!! That field goal was heading wide right in my opinion. Maher simply got lucky. Would be much more comfortable with Kai Forbath kicking for Dallas. Cutting Kai for sorry ass Greg Zeurlien was a terrible mistake. Now we have Mr. Inconsistent as the place kicker. Bad Situation!!!