The NFL scheduled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus the Dallas Cowboys for Monday Evening Soccer on Wild Card weekend hoping for one thing historic. Whereas the belief was that Tom Brady could be the particular person making historical past, Cowboys kicker Brett Maher did the honors.
Maher missed 4 straight further level makes an attempt: The primary two pushed large proper, the third pulled to the left and the fourth hit the precise put up. Whereas it will not be stunning that three straight misses had by no means occurred in NFL playoff historical past it is also the primary time it has ever occurred in NFL historical past.
Early within the third quarter, Maher added to his personal historical past with the fourth miss.
The Manning brothers couldn’t imagine it when Maher missed the third further level:
Dallas nonetheless had a strong 18-0 lead going into halftime however Dak Prescott was clearly upset following Maher’s third miss:
Many had been stunned when Mike McCarthy ran Maher again out for an additional further level try after Dallas scored within the third quarter. This time, Maher hit the highest of the precise goalpost:
Maher had missed three further factors all season together with his solely try in Week 18 versus the Washington Commanders. He additionally missed simply three subject targets all 12 months.
He missed 5 straight further factors between Week 18 and tonight’s Wild Card sport.
The misses have been so unhealthy that Dallas is in peril of operating out of kicking balls for future kicks:
Brett Maher’s further factors have missed so badly that they went large of the web and into the stands. The Cowboys are operating out of kicking balls on the sideline, in line with @KristiCowboy
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 17, 2023
Lastly, Maher was given a fifth likelihood and made essentially the most of it. After a 4th down landing reception by CeeDee Lamb, Maher knocked further level by way of the uprights to push the rating to 31-6.
If the Cowboys maintain on to their massive result in advance to the Divisional Spherical, Maher’s job could also be in jeopardy. 4 factors could not change the result of immediately’s sport however is unlikely to have the identical margin for error shifting ahead.