The Cowboys cut kicker Brett Maher after he visited sick kids

Ruben Hill
December 9, 2019

After hosting three kickers in workouts on Monday, they have chose to bring in Kai Forbath, a veteran kicker who has previous ties to the organization and sports an 88.1 make percentage since 2016. He originally went to camp with the Cowboys in 2011, when Dan Bailey won a training camp battle.

Maher set an National Football League record with his third made kick over 60 yards earlier this season, but he has also missed a season-high 10 attempts on the season.

Forbath has played for several teams, including the New England Patriots earlier this season.

The Cowboys had scheduled workouts for Forbath, Nick Rose and Tristan Vizcaino on Monday. It's the second time in a week the team had looked at potential alternatives on the free agent market. The Cowboys signed Kai Forbath to take his place, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

With Bailey now booting kicks for the Vikings, Forbath will replace the guy who replaced Bailey, having himself spent two years in Minnesota. It's a bottom-line business and Maher wasn't getting the job done. He has hit 85.8 percent of his field-goal attempts through his career, and the Cowboys would take that for the rest of the season. Maher had hit just 1-of-4 kicks from 40 yards and beyond the past three games and was an bad 20-of-30 on the season. Although he owns the franchise record for longest field goal ever made at 63 yards, he's missed four of eight attempts this season from 50 yards or farther, and four of his five attempts from 40 to 49 yards out. It wasn't going to be Garrett, who will finish out the season at the very least, leaving Maher as the most readily available and justifiable sacrificial lamb.

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