The Dallas Cowboys had an extremely impressive win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, ultimately shutting down Kirk Cousins and company en route to a dominant 40-3 victory. Dallas was clicking on all cylinders in all facets of the game, including a monster performance from kicker Brett Maher.
Maher had a perfect performance on Sunday, nailing all four of his field goals along with four extra points in the game, including a monster 60-yard field goal just before halftime.
Brett Maher nails a 60-yard field goal… twice! The second one counts.
The Cowboys have a 23-3 halftime lead at Minnesota. 🏈🤠 pic.twitter.com/jrQ3qHKk8N
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) November 20, 2022
This was good enough to net him 29 fantasy points in standard-scoring fantasy football leagues, which was a historic mark for any kicker.
According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Maher’s 29 fantasy points are the second-most in NFL history, only behind Jay Feely, who put up 29.5 fantasy points in 2010.
Shoutout to anyone who had Cowboys K Brett Maher in their fantasy lineup today:
– 4/4 on FGs (including a 50 and 60 yarder)
– 4/4 on XP
– 29 fantasy points
His 29 fantasy points are the second most by a kicker in NFL history, trailing only Jay Feely’s 29.5 back in 2010. pic.twitter.com/bUeRTx1Ro8
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 21, 2022
Maher is in his second stint with the Cowboys this season after leaving briefly for the New Orleans Saints last season, and he really seems to be hitting his stride this time around in Dallas.
He’s been very reliable thus far this year for the Cowboys, hitting 15-of-17 field goal attempts on the season.
The Cowboys’ victory was a huge statement that they’re real contenders in the NFC this season, beating a Vikings team that previously was tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for the best record in the NFL.
They will look to build on this momentum in a quick turnaround next week for a Thanksgiving afternoon game against the New York Giants.