Cowboys have ‘all the confidence in the world’ in K Brett Maher heading into season

The Cowboys must make their cut to 53 players this weekend.

Dan Bailey was the most surprising transaction at this time last year. The Cowboys released the veteran kicker in favor of an unproven but less expensive Brett Maher.

Maher was 29 of 36 on his field goal attempts for the Cowboys last season and missed one of his 33 extra point attempts. He’s been inconsistent in this camp and is 5-of-7 in the preseason, with misses from 35 and 52 yards.

But Stephen Jones said the kicker has nothing to worry about this weekend.

“Just have all the confidence in the world in our kicker,” Jones said. “I don’t see anything changing there.”

Briefly: Stephen Jones said the representatives for Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper have given no indication that they want to table discussions on an extension once the season starts as some Cowboys have done in the past. “We’re open for business,” Jones said. “We don’t put any deadlines on anything.”

— Elliott wasn’t the only player to receive an award for last season. Cornerback Byron Jones was named the Defensive MVP, long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur was the Special Teams MVP and right guard Zack Martin won the Ed Block Courage award for playing last season with a sprained knee. Gil Brandt, the club’s former vice president of player personnel, received the Tom Landry Legends award.

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