Cowboys’ kicker makes NFL history

Dallas Cowboys’s kicker, Brett Mayer, made NFL history this past week by kicking a 63-yard field goal– the longest field goal in Cowboys’ franchise history.

And Maher became the first kicker in league history to make three field goals of 60 yards or more.

“That’s exciting for me, but it’s just a fun night for all of us. That was a big win for us,” Maher said. “It was a pretty complete game. That’s what it is fun for me, to come into a locker room like this afterwards.”

The 63-yard field goal is tied for the second-longest in NFL history, behind Matt Prater’s 64-yard field goal in 2013, The Star-Telegram reports. Only 6 kickers have made a field goal from 63 yards.

Maher hit a 62-yard field goal the previous week in a game playing against the Jets and a 62-yarder last December in Philadelphia.

Maher is 9 of 12 on field goal attempts of 50 or more yards in his career, The Star-Telegram reports, which is the second-highest in Cowboys’ history– after Dan Bailey’s 27.

The Star-Telegraph lists the longest field goals in NFL history, of which Cowboys’ kicker Brett Maher has three of the 11 longest field goals:

Distance Kicker Team Date
64 yards Matt Prater Broncos December 8, 2013
63 yards Tom Dempsey Saints November 8, 1970
63 yards Jason Elam Broncos October 25, 1998
63 yards Sebastian Janikowski Raiders September 12, 2011
63 yards David Akers 49ers September 9, 2012
63 yards Graham Gano Panthers October 7, 2018
63 yards Brett Maher Cowboys October 20, 2019
62 yards Matt Bryant Buccaneers October 22, 2006
62 yards Stephen Gostkowski Patriots November 19, 2017
62 yards Brett Maher Cowboys December 9, 2018
62 yards Brett Maher Cowboys October 13, 2019

The NFL announced last week that Maher was named the NFC’s Special Team’s Player of the Week because of his performance.

It’s the second time that Maher has received the recognition since he first began playing for the Cowboys last season.



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