Former Husker kicker signs with Dallas Cowboys

April 5, 2018 GMT

Former Nebraska kicker and punter Brett Maher signed with the Dallas Cowboys today, though his chances of making the roster for next season appear slim.

According to the Omaha World Herald, Maher’s signing is primarily to add depth as the Cowboys already have veterans at both positions. Kicker Dan Bailey and punter Chris Jones have been with Dallas since 2011 and are both signed to long-term contracts. But it is an opportunity for Maher, who has spent the bulk of his professional career in the Canadian Football League. He’s made 78% of his CFL field goal attempts during the last four seasons and averaged 45.8 yards per punt. At Nebraska, Maher was the Big Ten co-kicker of the year in 2012 and second-team All-Big Ten at both kicker and punter, according to the league coaches. He made 78% of his field goals as a Husker and averaged 43.2 yards per punt.