Brett Maher

Dallas Cowboys
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Dallas Cowboys
Place Kicker #5

Brett Maher News

Goose egg in season finale

Maher didn't receive a field-goal attempt and missed his only extra point attempt in Sunday's loss to the Commanders.

Analysis: It was a mind-bogglingly bad performance by the entire Dallas offense to close out the regular season, and Maher's first missed PAT since Week 13 on his only kick of the day was the cherry on top. The 33-year-old still set a new career high with 50 made PATs this season and tied his career high with 29 FGs, including a 9-for-11 showing from 50 yards or longer, and Maher may not be able to afford any mistakes in Monday's wild-card clash with the Buccaneers.

Jan 9, 2023 9:49 AM EST

Makes all kicks

Maher made both of his field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point tries in Week 17's 27-13 win over the Titans.

Analysis: Maher converted field goals from 36 and 45 yards, helping him accumulate nine points. His total of 137 points on the season currently leads all kickers with one week remaining.

Jan 3, 2023 5:42 PM EST

Piles up points against Eagles

Maher converted all four of his field-goal attempts and all four of his extra points in Saturday's 40-34 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Both offenses had field days despite the fact that the Dallas and Philly defenses ranked among the best units in the league, and Maher once again cashed in every opportunity he was given. The 16 points tied his season high, and while the kicker doesn't always get many FG chances, he's booted at least three PATs in nine straight games.

Dec 25, 2022 6:20 AM EST

Ten points in OT loss

Maher connected on both his field-goal attempts and all four of his PATs in Sunday's overtime loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: He booted field goals on back-to-back Dallas possessions in the third quarter to give the team a 27-10 lead, but the Jags stormed back late and eventually came away with a 40-34 victory. Maher continues to see plenty of extra points, but his inconsistent FG volume has meant he's only reached double-digit points twice in the last nine games. His impressive leg strength -- he's 9-for-11 on FG attempts from 50 yards or more, including a 53-yarder on Sunday -- does give him extra fantasy value in formats that reward longer field goals, however.

Dec 19, 2022 9:54 AM EST

Perfect in Sunday's win

Maher converted both his field goal attempts and all three of his extra point attempts in Sunday's win over the Texans.

Analysis: It's just the second time in the Cowboys' last seven games Maher has seen multiple FG attempts, but the team's offense has provided him with plenty of PAT opportunities -- he hasn't kicked fewer than three extra points in a game during that stretch. He'll remain a high-floor fantasy option heading into a Week 15 trip to Jacksonville.

Dec 12, 2022 10:27 AM EST

FG opportunities drying up

Maher connected on six of seven extra point attempts in Sunday's 54-19 win over the Colts.

Analysis: He had one PAT blacked and missed out on another when the Cowboys went for two while the outcome of the game was still in doubt. The Dallas offense may be too efficient right now for Maher to have much of a fantasy ceiling -- he's seen at least four extra-point attempts in five straight games, but has zero FG attempts in three of them and only one (which he missed) in one of the other two. That distribution of opportunities isn't likely to change much in Week 14 against the lowly Texans.

Dec 6, 2022 1:24 PM EST

Rare miss in Thanksgiving win

Maher missed his only field goal attempt but connected on all four of his extra points in Thursday's win over the Giants.

Analysis: His 46-yard miss in the fourth quarter didn't affect the final result, but it was his first misfire on a FG attempt of less than 50 yards all season. Maher is 22-for-22 on PATs over the last five games, giving him a steady fantasy floor, but he's seen more than one FG attempt only once during that stretch as the efficiency of the Dallas offense has limited his ceiling.

Nov 25, 2022 9:38 AM EST

Busy in Sunday's rout

Maher connected on all four of his field goal attempts and all four of his PATs in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Vikings.

Analysis: With the Cowboys' offense slipping into overdrive, Maher had plenty of chances to rack up points, but his most impressive feat came at the end of the second quarter. He booted a 60-yard field goal just as the clock expired on the half, only for the kick to get undone by a late replay call from upstairs. After CeeDee Lamb's catch was upheld, Maher calmly stepped up and drilled the 60-yarder again. The 33-year-old hasn't missed a kick since Week 6 and hasn't missed a field goal under 50 yards all season, giving him both a solid floor and impressive ceiling heading into Dallas' Thanksgiving clash with the Giants.

Nov 21, 2022 10:33 AM EST

Perfect on PATs in Lambeau

Maher converted all four of his extra-point attempts but didn't see a field-goal attempt in Sunday's overtime loss to the Packers.

Analysis: For the second straight game, Maher failed to even get a chance to kick a field goal as Dallas efficiently turned red-zone trips into touchdowns. The 32-year-old kicker has gone 11-for-11 on PATs in those two games, so he hasn't been without value, but his fantasy ceiling will remain capped until the Cowboys' offense begins to stall out once in a while. Maher saw multiple FG attempts in all five games Cooper Rush started, going 13-for-15 in total, but he's just 2-for-2 in Dak Prescott's four starts.

Nov 14, 2022 10:17 AM EST

Career-high seven PATs

Maher connected on all seven of extra point attempts in Sunday's 49-29 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Despite not getting any field goal attempts, Maher still wound up with solid production by virtue of sheer volume. The 32-year-old kicker's prior career high for PATs in a single game was five, set in Week 1 of the 2019 season, and with Dak Prescott back under center and the Cowboys' offense regaining its swagger, Maher figures to be plenty busy in the second half of the season.

Nov 1, 2022 6:07 PM EST

Perfect against Detroit

Maher connected on his only field goal attempt and all three of his PATs in Sunday's win over the Lions.

Analysis: It's the first time since Week 1 that Maher hasn't seen multiple FG attempts, and perhaps not coincidentally, that was also the last time Dak Prescott was under center. The three extra points were a season high though, and if a more efficient Cowboys offense trades some of the former for the latter, Maher should still see enough volume to have a steady fantasy floor.

Oct 24, 2022 8:39 AM EST

Misses FG in Sunday's loss

Maher connected on both his extra points and one of two field-goal attempts during Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: The fourth-quarter miss from 59 yards out had the distance but drifted wide right, and it would have brought the Cowboys to within one score with a little over a minute left in the game. Maher has missed only three kicks -- two of 16 field goals and one of nine PATs -- through six games, and he could see a spike in opportunities in Week 7 against the Lions if Dak Prescott (thumb) is able to return to action.

Oct 17, 2022 8:18 AM EST

Perfect in win over Rams

Maher connected on all three of his field-goal attempts and his only PAT in a Week 5 win over the Rams.

Analysis: He produced the only points in the second half on two FGs, as the Cowboys' defense dominated after intermission. Maher has connected on multiple field goals in each of Cooper Rush's four starts, and he could be busy again in Week 6 against the undefeated Eagles in an NFC East showdown.

Oct 10, 2022 8:01 AM EST

Scores season high

Maher made all four of his field-goal attempts but missed one of two extra-point tries in Sunday's 25-10 win over the Commanders.

Analysis: Maher converted from 53, 45, 28 and 29 yards on his field goals, which despite missing a PAT helped him accumulate a season-high 13 points. Through four games, Maher now sports 35 points, ranking third among kickers league-wide.

Oct 4, 2022 4:56 PM EST

Scores double digits

Maher made three of his four field-goal attempts as well as his only extra-point try in Monday night's 23-16 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Maher converted from 26, 28 and 44 yards on his three field goals, with his lone miss coming from 59 yards as the first half expired. He now sports 22 points through three games.

Sep 27, 2022 4:23 PM EST

Drills Week 2 game-winner

Maher connected on both his extra-point attempts and both his field-goal attempts Sunday, including a 50-yarder as time expired in a 20-17 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: The 32-year-old was good from 54 yards out just before halftime, giving him a dress rehearsal for his game-winning kick at the end of the fourth quarter. Maher is off to a solid start to the season in his third stint with the Cowboys and has yet to miss a kick through two games, although his volume could remain volatile with backup QB Cooper Rush under center and the team dealing with an all-around underperforming offense.

Sep 19, 2022 8:43 AM EST

Officially with active roster

Maher signed a contract with the Cowboys on Saturday, Todd Archer of reports.

Analysis: The Cowboys opted to forgo his two weeks of practice-squad callup eligibility and instead signed the kicker to the active 53-man roster. The 32-year-old made his lone kick in a Week 1 shellacking at the hands of the Buccaneers.

Sep 17, 2022 10:24 AM EST

Moves back to practice squad

Maher reverted to the Cowboys' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Maher was limited to just one field-goal attempt after being elevated from Dallas' practice squad ahead of Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. The 32-year-old will be available for two more such elevations before the team is forced to sign him to the active roster moving forward this season.

Sep 12, 2022 3:36 PM EST

Little work in Week 1 loss

Maher connected on a 51-yard field goal on his only attempt in Sunday's 19-3 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: The Cowboys' offense was brutal to begin the season, and the unit now faces the prospect of more poor outings to come with Dak Prescott (hand) sidelined for multiple weeks. In theory that could result in plenty of stalled drives and field-goal attempts for Maher, but if Week 1 is any indication, it's more likely to mean he hardly gets used at all. Fantasy GMs who landed on Maher in their drafts will likely want to check the waiver wire for alternatives.

Sep 12, 2022 7:06 AM EST

Moves up to active roster

Maher was elevated to the Cowboys' active roster Saturday, Todd Archer of reports.

Analysis: Expect the Cowboys to repeat this process for Maher over the next three weeks as the team manipulates the practice squad elevations. The veteran kicker easily won the job during training camp and should be an interesting fantasy option even with the Cowboys limited offensively without standout left tackle Tyron Smith (leg) and stud wide receiver Michael Gallup (knee).

Sep 10, 2022 10:28 AM EST

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