When the Dallas Cowboys beat down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round, the only flaw was the kicking game as Brett Maher missed four extra points. Leaving no stone unturned, the Cowboys signed kicker Tristan Vizcaino to their practice squad, although Maher still had the organization’s backing.
Maher can rest a little easy before the Cowboys take on the San Francisco 49ers after this latest development. Vizcaino won’t be elevated to the active roster, keeping him on the practice squad.
The Cowboys did not elevate K Tristan Vizcaino from the practice squad.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 21, 2023
The team said all week it believes in Brett Maher and he’ll be the only kicker available tomorrow evening against the 49ers. https://t.co/UloZPGElg1
Maher made 90.6% of his field goal attempts (29 for 32) and 94.3% of his extra points (50 for 53). So, the nightmare that Maher experienced against the Buccaneers wasn’t the norm during the regular season by any means.
From the Cowboys’ standpoint, it was wise for them to cover their bases with such a big game on the horizon. However, the belief in Maher was enough to make the lone soldier responsible for kicking duties on Sunday, and the only way to get over an experience like his is to keep putting the boot to the pigskin.
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