JAN 22, 2023  (11:12 PM)
Texas Governor Roasted Cowboys' Brett Maher After Missed PAT

TEXAS GOVERNOR ROASTED COWBOYS' BRETT MAHER AFTER MISSED PAT

BY V. CARBONNEAU
Brett Maher's extra-point kicking woes traveled with him on the Dallas Cowboys team plane from Tampa Bay to the Bay Area.

Maher infamously missed four straight extra points after Cowboys touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week in the wild-card round of the playoffs, which led Dallas to look into potential replacement options.

Head coach Mike McCarthy might have to think about going for two again if his team scores another touchdown, as Maher once again couldn't convert the extra point to make it 7-3 in the first half.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott was among the viewers that weren't too impressed with the kicker's recent blunder. Here is what he said:


At least, Maher fared much better on field goals. He made his first field-goal try of the playoffs from a shorter distance in the third quarter when he converted a 25-yarder and then added a 43-yarder in the fourth quarter. He has made his past 12 field-goal attempts.

Maher's five missed extra point tries in the past two games leave him with the second most in the playoffs in NFL history. Roy Gerela missed six tries in 43 attempts in the 1970s for Houston and Pittsburgh.

Dallas had signed Tristan Vizcaino to the practice squad this week as insurance, but didn't activate him for the game.

Maher was in the top 10 in field goal success rate during the regular season after making 29 of 32 (91%). He was 50 of 53 on PATs before the playoffs.
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