“I Just Played Like S**T a Week Ago”: Dak Prescott Backs Brett Maher After 33 YO Kicker Breaks Unfortunate Record

Published 01/17/2023, 9:12 AM EST

On Monday Night Football, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys out-battled Tom Brady and the Bucs to reach the Divisional round in the playoffs. Although the Cowboys played an incredible game, their kicker Brett Maher made one unwanted record, which got the NFL world talking. In that game, he missed the opportunity to score four extra points. Thus, he became the first kicker to miss four PATs in a single game since 1932.

Players and coaches looked visibly upset on the field after Maher missed his kicks. Many fans on social media criticized him as well; however, his teammate and the Cowboys QB Prescott backed the 33-year-old kicker to come good in the next game.

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Dak Prescott shows faith in Brett Maher after a terrible game against the Bucs

During the post-game press conference, Prescott said, I mean, I’m Money Maher’s biggest fan… I talked to him individually, just told him after the game, ‘hey let that go, we are going to need it, I just played like s**t a week ago.’

Prescott further praised Maher for his amazing career in the NFL, as he said, So I mean, that happens; knowing what that guy has done and the resiliency he has shown throughout his career. Personally, no doubt he will come back next week and be perfect and help us win.

Notably, Maher had a sigh of relief as he connected his fifth kick of the game. The Cowboys’ offense created plenty of opportunities in the game against the Bucs, as they scored five touchdowns in the game. The head coach of the America’s Team, Mike McCarthy, also backed Maher and said that the team need the Kicker in the next game in order to get the win.

While talking about Maher, HC McCarthy said, “Yeah, he’s disappointed. We need him. We need him to focus in. He’s been super clutch for us all year, but that’s the plan.”

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The Cowboys will play the 49ers in the Divisional Round

Speaking about the next game, the Cowboys will take on the 49ers in the Divisional Round. The San Francisco franchise beat the Seahawks in the Wild Card round, as the 23-year-old rookie quarterback Brock Purdy is having the season of his life.

Nov 24, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) makes a shovel pass to running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) during the first quarter against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

Cowboys’ QB Prescott also had an impressive game against the Bucs, scoring four passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. As both the quarterbacks showed tremendous form, fans are expecting a cracking match-up between the two teams.

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis & NFL Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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