They worked out kickers again after Maher missed a field goal Thursday in the loss to the Chicago Bears. He went on to miss a field goal and boot a kickoff out of bounds that led to a shorter field and eventual touchdown drive by Mitchell Trubisky but, in odd fashion, proclaimed he "felt good" about the outing and his position with the team going forward. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.
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The Cowboys had scheduled workouts for Forbath, Nick Rose and Tristan Vizcaino on Monday. "Got on the bus with some teammates and after arriving at The Star he was cut". It's the second time in a week the team had looked at potential alternatives on the free agent market.More news: RIP Holden Commodore: Iconic Aussie vehicle to be retired
Maher is the only kicker in National Football League history with three field goals of at least 60 yards, but the Cowboys couldn't count on him for the shorter ones that are often more critical.
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Maher, who became the first kicker in the history of the National Football League to make at least three field goals from at least 60 yards earlier this season, has struggled to make more moderate attempts. That tanks his value as a long-field weapon and marries those concerns to existing ones regarding his short field accuracy.