To help solve their kicker problem, the Dallas Cowboys will be returning to a familiar face.
According to Rob Phillips the team will be bringing back Brett Maher who was a player for the team in 2018 as well as 2019. In a similar move, they’re expected to waive Jonathan Garibay.
Garibay’s announcement is not surprising. The rookie kicker became viral after he missed an extra point during Saturday’s practice.
The Cowboys are waiving rookie kicker Jonathan Garibay and are expected to sign free agent Brett Maher following his scheduled workout.
— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) August 9, 2022
Garibay only missed one of 50 attempted PATs during his senior year at Texas Tech. Garibay converted 15 out of 16 field goal opportunities.
He didn’t present a compelling case for the NFL job that Greg Zuerlein (a veteran) had left. Zuerlein signed with the New York Jets.
In his 29 Cowboys career games, Maher was successful in 49 of the 66 field-goal attempts and 68 out of 69 of the 69 point-after attempts. Before being cut in the final six games of the season, Maher missed six field goals.
After spending 2020 on multiple practice teams, Maher was 16-of-18 in field goals last year with the New Orleans Saints.
Maher will likely be competing with Lirim Hajrullahu to take the starting job. The 32-year old scored five more points in his Dallas game last season and sent seven kickoffs to touchbacks in a win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10.