Kicker and punter Brett Maher has agreed to terms on a contract with the Dallas Cowboys, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer.
The Cowboys have a deal with kicker/punter Brett Maher. He was with the team briefly in the 2013 offseason and had been in the CFL since 2014. He played last season for the Ottawa Redblacks. His signing is more about not overworking Dan Bailey and… https://t.co/48AE8snBvV
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) April 4, 2018
Maher had arguably his best pro season with Ottawa in 2017 when he recorded a 46.7-yard punting average and made 82 per cent of his field goals (41-for-50). The 28-year-old hit the exact same number of field goals on as many attempts for Hamilton in 2016 with a 45.9 punting average.
After going unselected in the 2013 NFL draft, Maher signed with the New York Jets, but he was released two and a half months later. The Dallas Cowboys brought him in for two weeks of training camp that August and let him go. Winnipeg brought Maher to camp in 2014. Once the Bombers cut him he broke into the CFL with the Redblacks in 2014 by making 18-of-25 field goals and punting for a 45.4-yard average.