Ex-Chiefs kicker Morten Andersen experienced a humorous response to Cowboys’ additional-position troubles

Most soccer lovers almost certainly didn’t know the title of the Dallas Cowboys kicker right before Monday night’s wild-card sport.

But Brett Maher designed a title for himself for all the mistaken factors in the Cowboys’ 31-14 earn in excess of the Buccaneers. Maher missed four further-point tries just before last but not least making a fifth consider.

Maher was the very first kicker to miss three further-position attempts in the initially 50 percent of a recreation (standard year or playoffs) considering that Tom Dempsey on Dec. 4, 1976, Opta Sports activities reported. Maher then skipped a fourth try in the third quarter and created NFL heritage.

NFL Research explained no kicker experienced missed four tries in a playoff or frequent-season video game in league history considering the fact that the statistic was very first tracked in 1932.

Sports activities admirers soon started creating comparisons to Chuck Knoblauch and Rick Ankiel, who equally mysteriously created problems throwing a baseball. Which is identified as the yips, and possibly discussed Maher’s problems.

Merriam-Webster “helpfully” tweeted a definition of the yips throughout the Cowboys video game.

Corridor of Famer Morten Andersen, who kicked in the NFL for 25 seasons, was seeing the match and Maher’s struggles. Andersen twice led the NFL in extra-details, and equally seasons had been with the Chiefs (2002-03).

The 62-12 months-old Andersen jokingly requested on Twitter: “Are the Cowboys selecting?”

Somebody advised former Chiefs and Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes he could likely get a position with the Cowboys if he wished.

Tynes’ response was hilarious (except you’re a Cowboys fan).

Tynes later gave the Twitter model of a Bronx cheer when Maher created his fifth added-stage attempt in the fourth quarter.

To his credit score, Maher spoke with reporters after the match.

“Super joyful for the group,” Maher explained, for each the Connected Push. “It was a major acquire for us. Definitely didn’t do my aspect tonight. This workforce is way too superior going forward for me to have to do that. Just get back at it this 7 days.”

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