Cowboys cut kicker Brett Maher to sign Kai Forbath
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On Monday morning, Former Cowboys kicker Brett Maher and several other players visited sick kids at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas.
While Maher was smiling with kids and posing for pictures, the three men were trying to take his job at The Star. The Cowboys’ decision was made that Maher was released, and Kai Forbath was signed.
Nothing personal, It’s part of the business of the NFL. The Cowboys did need to make a move at kicker and worked out Highland Park native Tristan Vizcaino, Nick Rose and Forbath before making a decision. “It’s a small community, we all know each other, so you never root against each other, but at the same time, it’s a business. I’m going to be ready for it”, Forbath said.
Maher struggled in 2019 after winning the kicking job over Dan Bailey last year. He had made 66.7% of his field goal attempts and had gone 1 for 5 on field goal tries between 40 and 49 yards. He led NFL kickers with 10 misses.
The Cowboys worked out Austin MacGinnis, Rose and Vizcaino before the Bears game. The Cowboys stuck with Maher, who made a 31-yarder and missed from 42 yards. The Cowboys decided to conduct another workout after an entire weekend to evaluate the kicker position, and they didn’t hesitate on making a move.
Forbath has kicked for 5 teams, converting 85.8% of his field goal attempts. He has never started a season with any team, so he used to coming in at mid or late in the season. He made a 23-yard field goal in Week 13 for the Patriots, but went 1 for 2 on extra points. The Patriots had signed Forbath as another former Cowboys kicker, Nick Folk, underwent an appendectomy. Folk’s recovery was going to be short, and last week he resigned with the Patriots after Forbath was released.