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Cowboys kicker breaks his own NFL record by smashing 60-yard field goal that he was forced to kick twice

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It’s hard enough to hit a 60-yard ball in the NFL and almost impossible to do it twice in a row, but that’s exactly what Brett Maher did against the Vikings just before halftime on Sunday.

With 13 seconds left in the half, the Cowboys weren’t within field goal range, but then Duck Prescott hit C.D. Lamb with a 27-yard pass that changed everything. The catch moved the Cowboys to Minnesota’s 42-yard line, which opened the door for Maher’s 60-yard field goal attempt.

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For most teams, a 60-yard field goal attempt would be considered a low shot percentage, but not for the Cowboys, and that’s because Maher never missed from 60 yards or longer. Before the start of Sunday’s game, Maher hit three field goals from 60 yards or more in his career, an NFL record.

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Maher seemed to add to that tally when he shot from 60 yards against the Vikings…but the KICK WAS CANCELLED. After the ball passed through the posts, the refereeing team announced that they were going to check Lamb’s catch. With less than two minutes remaining in the half, the booth had the right to review the play, but in this case it appeared that the referees did not call for a replay until Maher had struck.

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After reviewing Lamb’s catch, the officials ruled that the on-field decision would stand and the catch would count.

After finishing the review, Maher had to get out and try the 60-yard course AGAIN, which is basically the same as asking someone to put another hole out. To get an idea of ​​how difficult it is to bat from 60 yards, just think about this: Until Sunday, there were only TWO field goals from 60 yards or more in the entire year. In addition, NFL kickers in the history of the NFL have only landed 17.1% of their shots from over 60 yards.

When the numbers were against him, Maher had to try again, and again HE DID IT.

The field goal gave the Cowboys a 23–3 lead and helped Maher break his own record for field goals from 60 yards or more. The Cowboys kicker has now reached four, which is very impressive considering that no other kicker has more than two.

Now, Maher joins Wil Lutz and Harrison Butker as the only kickers in the NFL this year to field goal from 60 yards or beyond.

The Cowboys’ kicker hit a total of three field goals in a game in which Dallas beat the Vikings. To watch the game live, be sure to click here to follow everything happening in Minnesota.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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