Life in the NFL can be cruel.
“Dirty business,” Dallas Morning News reporter Calvin Watkins wrote in a tweet.
As Maher made the community relations rounds with his teammates, the Cowboys “were working on his replacement,” the reporter noted. He lauded Maher’s “great professionalism.”
The Cowboys auditioned a trio of kickers on Monday and decided on Kai Forbath, ESPN reported.
Maher was successful on just 20 of his 30 field goal attempts. His 10 misses led the NFL. But the timing of his dismissal appeared a bit rough.
At least he’ll always have his team-record 63-yard field goal and the knowledge that he spread some holiday cheer to children in need of some.
Neither Maher nor the Cowboys immediately replied to HuffPost’s requests for comment.