Are the Dallas Cowboys overplaying their hand with the kicker position?

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Will Brett Maher find another job before the Dallas Cowboys find a find a replacement?

Honestly, Brett Maher left a lasting impression against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the playoffs.

It was not a good one. The one-game slump Maher was in was legendary.

However, before that, he was a decent kicker for the Dallas Cowboys.

If you are looking at the numbers, Maher had a season comparable to many of the kickers in the league, including the two mentioned above.

PFF graded him a 90.2 on field goals and an 85.7 on kickoffs. Not to mention, he only allowed 21% of his kickoffs to leave the endzone.

What about 9 out of 11 from beyond 50 yards? Do you like that? The added statistic was 50 of 53 with extra points.

Those results describe him as a Pro Bowl kicker at best. But he wasn’t, and we all know why.

He has built a solid reputation for choke-like qualities in the most meaningful moments.

We need to ask ourselves if Tristan Vizcaino is better than Maher. The jury is out on that, but that may be the only option once the dust settles.

Over the past week, Brett Maher has gotten tryouts but McManus’ former employer, the Denver Broncos.

So, while the front office is still working through their process, the Cowboys kicker from last season may still need to be a fallback plan.

Other kickers like Mason Crosby, Ryan Succop, and Randy Bullock still exist.

Maybe the Dallas Cowboys don’t value kickers like the rest of the league. Or they may know more about Vizcaino than fans do.

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Whatever their plan has to work in either instance because this slow approach will have them on the outside looking in.