Brett Maher’s woes since the Wild Card Round have been a concern for every Dallas Cowboys fan, including Greg Abbott, the current governor of Texas.
After Maher missed another point in the Split between the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys, Abbott expressed his concerns about what was happening to the Dallas striker.
Abbott has been paralyzed below the waist since he was 26 years old. An oak tree fell while he was jogging after a storm and he has been in a wheelchair ever since. The incident happened in 1984.
It is clear that the Cowboys have also lost faith in their strikers. Faced with the 4th & 4th goal from the opponent’s 35-yard line, Mike McCarthy demanded a 4th attempt instead of launching Maher and the kick division into the field. Dallas converted in the fourth down, but the race ended in an interception two turns later.
The 49ers converted to three goals in the first half of the game, so one can understand how important a striker is to a team. Maher hit the target at 25 yards as the Cowboys were losing 9-6, game over.
Why is Greg Abbott sad about Brett Maher?
Cowboys free kicker made it to the knockout round, missing four straight plus points during the Dallas vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Monday Night Football. He’s 1/5 for the extra score in that game.
He broke the record for most missed extra points in a match. The previous record was shared by nine different strikers, who missed three, most recently Matt Gay in 2019. Dallas was four points ahead of the field because of Maher’s effort.
Even his teammates are annoyed with him. Dak Prescott used to be cranky on the sidelines Maher missed his third, with ESPN cameras longingly watching him cursing, telling head coach Mike McCarthy to “just play 2”
The Philadelphia Eagles await the winner of the Split Round game between the Cowboys and the 49ers. Whoever wins this game will head to Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, 3 p.m. ET.