Dallas Cowboys Cut Brett Maher, Sign Kai Forbath

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys have cut kicker Brett Maher and have signed Kai Forbath, the team announced Monday.

"Obviously, we have to do a close evaluation of it," head coach Jason Garrett said Friday on Shan and RJ on 105.3 The Fan. "We brought three kickers in earlier in the week. We decided to give Brett an opportunity this week. It didn't work out. So we have to take a real close, hard look at that."

After the loss, Maher said he felt good about his performance despite missing a 42-yarder and kicking a ball out of bounds on a kickoff.

"I felt like I did a good job staying in my lane this week. I felt like I hit every ball pretty well tonight. I'll put my head on the pillow tonight feeling pretty good about what I did this week and moving forward," Maher said.

Maher was 20 for 30 on field goals this season after going 1 of 2 Thursday. The 10 misses are more than any other NFL kicker has had in a season the past four years.

Just two weeks ago, the New England Patriots signed and then released Forbath after he appeared in just one game following Nick Folk's emergency appendectomy procedure. 

Originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent out of UCLA in 2011, Forbath spent his rookie season on injured reserve. He has since kicked for Washington, New Orleans, Minnesota and Jacksonville.

In his eight-year career, Forbath is 121 for 141 (85.8 %) on his field-goal attempts. He's hit 93.5% of his extra points.