Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher might be fortunate his crew was up 18 factors at halftime.
Maher missed three additional factors after every of Dallas’ three touchdowns within the first half. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he’s the primary kicker in NFL historical past to perform the feat in a playoff recreation.
The final one within the second quarter garnered an indignant response from quarterback Dak Prescott on the sideline and even Peyton Manning who was watching on the “ManningSolid” was left dumbfounded.
Maher got here into the sport with respectable stats.
He was 50-for-53 on additional factors through the common season and was 29-for-32 on field-goal kicks. He missed one additional level in opposition to the Washington Commanders final week. He final made an additional level in opposition to the Tennessee Titans of their Dec. 29 recreation in opposition to the Tennessee Titans.
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Prescott and the Cowboys had been on a roll. He was 15-of-20 with 189 passing yards and two landing passes. He additionally had 20 dashing yards with a dashing landing within the first half.
The Dallas protection held Tom Brady to 11-of-23 passing within the first half for 96 yards.
The Cowboys took an 18-0 lead into the locker room. The final time Brady was shutout within the first half of a playoff recreation got here through the 2001-02 playoffs in opposition to the Oakland Raiders. Brady ended up profitable that recreation, which later grew to become referred to as the “Tuck Rule Game.”