Going into Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys were playing the San Francisco 49ers. After missing another field goal on Sunday night, Governor Greg Abbott tweeted about the Cowboys kicker, Brett Maher.
In the tweet, Governor Abbott said:
"I swear, I can kick as good as the Dallas Cowboys kicker."
Of course, you know Governor Abbott is in a wheelchair and unlikely to kick a field goal any time soon. Abbot lost the ability to walk after an accident in 1984 when a tree fell on him as he was jogging.
The Cowboys ended up losing last night’s game 19 to 12 in San Francisco.
After the game, Maher said:
“Just continue with my process. Treat every kick as a separate event. I thought I did a really nice job of that tonight. Leaned into my prep work and was able to hit a couple of big kicks for us here coming down the stretch.”
In the game, Maher missed the field goal kick but it wasn’t the first time. Maher actually missed a total of five kicks in the playoffs. He is second in playoff history with missed kicks.
Previously, Maher set a record last week for missing the extra point kick in a playoff game. He missed four extra point kicks in the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Heading into last night’s game, many questioned whether he would be the kicker in this playoff game. Coach Mike McCarthy and several players still supported him.
Now, whether Maher will be back next year will be a different story.
Do you think the Dallas Cowboys will stick with Maher next season?