Former CFL kicker Brett Maher tied a Dallas Cowboys franchise record with a 62-yard field goal against the New York Jets on Sunday, October 13.
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In fact it was Maher’s own mark that was tied. He made a 62-yard three-pointer on December 9, 2018 versus the Philadelphia Eagles.
MAHER IS GOOD FROM 62 YARDS!
— NFL (@NFL) December 9, 2018
The 62 yarders are tied for the seventh-longest field goals in NFL history (the record is 64 yards). Last year, Maher hit on 29-of-36 three point tries (80.6 per cent) with the Cowboys, including 6-of-7 from 50-plus yards.
Maher had his best Canadian 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 29-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 and following the Bombers cutting 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.
Maher was signed by the Cowboys in April 2018. He beat out Dan Bailey, the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history, who was released to win the job in big D.