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Sport Cowboys cut struggling kicker Maher, sign Forbath

22:06  09 december  2019
22:06  09 december  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Cowboys' continued failures vs. NFL elite finally could spell doom for Jason Garrett

  Cowboys' continued failures vs. NFL elite finally could spell doom for Jason Garrett Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been extremely loyal to Jason Garrett, but it's clear his patience is running thin with his head coach — as it should be, writes Yardbarker's Jon Gold.It's hard to fault Jones for his loyalty to Jason Garrett. In a microwave society, where results must be instant or must be damned, that Jones has hitched his star to one of his former players for a decade is commendable.

The Dallas Cowboys cut struggling placekicker Brett Maher and signed free agent Kai Forbath, team writer Nick Eatman confirmed Monday.

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Maher converted just 67% of his 30 field-goal attempts for Dallas this season, the worst mark among full-time NFL kickers. He missed one kick in Thursday's defeat to the Chicago Bears and both of his field-goal tries during a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Forbath was signed by the New England Patriots for their Week 13 game against the Houston Texans. He made a 23-yard field goal but missed one of two extra-point attempts and was released when the Pats' regular kicker, Nick Folk, recovered from an appendectomy.

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Jerry Jones is lost, and so are the Cowboys .
Ezekiel Elliott sighed. Amari Cooper’s voice was hushed. Inside yet another gloomy Dallas Cowboys locker room, after yet another loss, Robert Quinn turned his palms to the ceiling and shrugged his shoulders. Outside, Jerry Jones wasn’t quite sure what to say. “We’ve got to win a football game,” the Cowboys owner said. And then he reiterated the message. Again and again. But he couldn’t explain exactly how his team might do that. Nor could he quite explain why they hadn’t on Thursday night in a 31-24 loss to the Chicago Bears. Nor could his players.Zeke, what happened to the offense after that machine-like opening drive?“Uuuuummm. Ah.

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