‘I can kick better than the cowboys kicker’: Texas Governor Greg Abbott tears up Brett Maher


Cowboys kicker Brett Maher’s kicking woes dominated sports talk on the radio all week. Now it dominates the governor’s mansion in Austin.

Brett Maher had blocked his first extra point attempt in Sunday’s divisional round playoff game against the 49ers. A kick that would have missed even if it hadn’t been blocked in the same way as his four extra points he missed in the Wild Card round against the Bucs.

This latest error with extra points seems to have reached the limit set by Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R), as evidenced by this tweet posted by Abbott shortly after the blockade.

But wait! There’s good news for Cowboys fans!

Shortly after Abbott’s justified but probably inaccurate tweet about Maher, the Cowboys kicker connected with a 25-yard field goal that tied the game at 9-9.

It’s unclear what impact Abbott’s tweet had on Maher’s positive turnaround. But if Abbott is superstitious, or even slightly edifying, he might want to tweet about how he can throw better than Dak Prescott, too. Who knows? It could lead to a Cowboys landing.