Mike McCarthy backs Cowboys kicker Brett Maher after unfortunate night vs. Bucs


Just about everything went right for the Cowboys in their Wild Card matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night ... except for the kicking game.

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Cowboys kicker Brett Maher missed his first four extra points before he was able to make his fifth and final extra point attempt on the night.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, Maher is the first kicker since 1932 to miss four extra points in a regular or postseason game.

Maher's first two PATs went wide right and he overcorrected on the third

Maher missed five consecutive extra points after he missed his final attempt in Week 18 against Washington. He was 50 of 53 on extra points in the regular season.

However, despite his historically rough night, Maher doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.

At least according to Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy.

“We need to get him back on it," McCarthy said. "Get him ready to go this week. We need him.”

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