Monday’s Wild Card matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers featured one of the worst kicking performances in NFL history from Cowboys kicker Brett Maher, who has had a historically bad night after missing four extra points in the game. His poor performance led to a hilarious message from Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen.
Andersen took to social media on Monday during the game and asked a simple question about the Cowboys’ starting kicking job moving forward.
“Are the Cowboys hiring?” tweeted Anderson after Maher’s struggles on Monday night.
Are the Cowboys hiring?
— Morten Andersen (@GreatDane2544) January 17, 2023
Frustrated Cowboys fans replied to this tweet from Andersen, saying jokingly that they would love to have him instead of Maher after his extremely poor showing on Monday night.
“They will be momentarily…” one fan tweeted.
They will be momentarily…
— Matt (@MSmith662) January 17, 2023
“We will take you in a heartbeat Mort,” another fan wrote.
We will take you in a heartbeat Mort!
— Jonathan (@Jong33) January 17, 2023
While Andersen is obviously kidding and not seriously considering an NFL return, he perhaps knows more than anyone how it feels to go through struggles on a huge stage in the postseason.
While the legendary kicker never had these kinds of struggles, he did miss an easy 26-yard field goal in the only Super Bowl appearance of his career in 1999 against the Denver Broncos.
While things may look rough for Brett Maher at this point, he was at least able to redeem himself slightly by finally making his fifth extra-point attempt of the game in the fourth quarter, which was received with a number of cheers from fans in attendance.
PATs don't typically get this kind of reaction. But seeing Maher's first 4 attempts, it's understandable.pic.twitter.com/SmAoVJ2UYl
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) January 17, 2023
It is unclear whether the Cowboys will hold onto Maher moving forward in their postseason run with these struggles, but the Cowboys may want to call Morten Andersen before looking at the remainder of free-agent kickers.