Brett Maher can’t catch a break… even the governor of Texas jumped in to pile up the Dallas Cowboys kicker after missing another PAT on Sunday night.
Greg AbbottMaher’s trolling came just minutes after Maher scored his point in the second quarter on a blocked effort in Dallas’ playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.
“I swear,” Abbott tweeted. “I can kick as good as the Dallas Cowboys kicker.”
Of course, Abbott is paralyzed from the waist down… after suffering significant injuries when an oak tree fell on him during a morning jog in 1984.
The missed PAT was Maher’s fifth in his last two games — remember, the 33-year-old sniffed four extra point attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Cowboys’ Wild Card Round victory.
To his credit, Maher came back to score two field goals in the game… a 25-year-old in the third quarter and a 43-year-old in the fourth. Abbott declined to comment on that.
However, the kicks weren’t enough in the end for Dallas to win…they dropped the game, 19-12.
It’s going to be a long offseason for the Cowboys now – one where they’ll have to decide if Maher will be their kicker going forward.