Everything went well for the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, except for one thing.
Kicker Brett Maher had a night to forget as he missed four consecutive extra-point attempts. That’s something you rarely see at the NFL level.
That led to speculation that the Cowboys could sign a new kicker for Sunday’s NFC Divisional Round game against the San Francisco 49ers, but that’s not going to happen.
Maher is the Cowboys’ kicker for that game and former NFL kicker Martin Gramatica thinks he is going to put on a big bounce-back performance.
“I would just say, do what you did all year long,” Grammatica said via TMZ, “Short memory. Forget about it. You’re good enough. You got us here.”
Considering how good Maher was before this poor game, it’s a good bet he’ll bounce back. He made 29 of 32 field goals and 53 of 50 extra points during the regular season.
If he can get back to that level, the Cowboys will have a better chance of upsetting the 49ers.
Kickoff will be on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET.