Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher has a leg and he showed that at the end of the first half of Dallas’ Sunday night game against Philadelphis. Already with two field goals of 62 yards in his career, Maher stepped up from the right hashmark and perfectly drilled a 63 yarder to put the Cowboys up 27-7 over the Eagles.
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Until Matt Prater hit a 64 yarder in 2013, 63 yards was always the holy grail for NFL kickers. Starting with Tom Dempsey in 1970, three other kickers reached the 63 yard mark before Prater broke the record.
Maher became the seventh NFL kicker to convert a field goal of 63 yards or more and he had plenty of room to make the kick. According to NBC’s data, Maher’s kick would’ve made 66 yards. Despite being one yard short of tying the longest field goal, Maher breaks a tie with Greg Zeurlein and Sebastian Janikowski by kicking his third field goal that’s 60 yard and more.
So while things are looking to be a blowout in this NFC East rivalry game, a little bit of history was made in Dallas.