Cowboys Release Kicker Brett Maher and Sign Kai Forbath to Replace Him

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The Brett Maher nightmare is officially over for Dallas Cowboys fans. After his struggles haunted this team throughout the season, Jerry Jones and Co. have made a move.

On Monday, the team announced they've let the kicker go and have brought in Kai Forbath to replace him.

It's about time. Maher's job security in Dallas reached an all-time low after the loss to the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. Maher missed a FG in the first half of a 31-24 loss. Plain and simple, the team could not count on him to deliver in pressure situations.

The man battled consistency issues all year, missing at least one kick in five of Dallas' last six games. That's simply inexcusable, which led to Dallas even holding kicker tryouts recently.

Dallas is still battling for the NFC East title. Jason Garrett and the coaches didn't want to keep trusting Maher to make big kicks for him. Now, that will be on Kai Forbath, who previously only played in one game this season for the Patriots.

Will the veteran kicker step up when his number is called in Dallas? Cowboys fans sure hope so.