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Cowboys release kicker Brett Maher and sign Kai Forbath

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 14:06:40-05

DALLAS, TX — The Dallas Cowboys are making a change.

The team has released kicker Brett Maher and signed on Kai Forbath to take his place Monday, according to a report by the Cowboys.

The announcement came on right after Maher and the team returned to The Star on a bus from visiting a children's hospital.

Maher's release by the Cowboys also comes after the kicker missed a 42-yard field goal against the Bears, making that 10 total misses this season, reports the Dallas Cowboys.

Back in November, The New England Patriots signed Kai Forbath to replace Nick Folk.

Forbath was then released by the Patriots after he missed an extra point and the Patriots' lost to Houston 28-22 on December 1.

The Cowboys held workouts for three kickers on Monday, then chose its top pick, Kai Forbath, to be Maher's replacement.