Follow Dallas Cowboys’ 31-14 slaughter of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dak Prescott stepped onto the podium and did what a veteran NFL quarterback is supposed to do. He demonstrated the leadership qualities you want to see in your franchise star. Prescott has by Brett Maher need to come back after missing four extra points in the game. Maher had yips and need someone on the team to pick him up.
“I’m Money Maher’s biggest fan… I’m just playing like hell one week ago”
Again, good to see your leader come to the rescue in another player’s defense, but hopefully, “Money Maher” didn’t see how his QB lost his mind after Maher’s third miss. Dak was clearly upset when Maher missed out on a third consecutive sub-point that gave Dallas an 18-point lead instead of 21. Prescott even went in. scream“Going for happinesscking two” on the sidelines.
Luckily for the Cowboys, this game never had a problem and those kicks didn’t matter to the outcome. The timing of Maher’s crisis could not have come at a worse time. On your way to an old rival that no one outside the Dallas-Fort Worth urban complex believes you stand a chance against. There are people in the Dallas area who have very little in the Cowboys coming out with a win over San Francisco.
Cowboys stick with Maher, but for how long?
It will be interesting to see how long the leash lasts Mike McCarthy allow Maher on the road against the 49ers Sunday. Weather conditions in Bheyrea hasn’t been great lately. There has been unusual rainfall in any part of California and the yard may not be at its best.
If Maher misses the first goal or tries to score more, will he get the day’s work done? You can always go with two, but that’s a big risk to the best defense in the NFL. Given the timing of Maher’s breakdown, it’s hard to get a starting spot this week and get him ready for the biggest game of the year in a few days.
Drama in Dallas never ceases to amaze me. Even if they win, another problem finds its way to them. Dak was quick to defend his players after the game, and rightfully so. But let’s see how long that lasts after the first or second miss against the Niners if that happens. It took Maher three blunders in one hit for Prescott to completely lose it. In an even more important matchup against a much better laner, we’ll find out how patient Prescott can be.