Brett Maher missed four consecutive extra points for the Dallas Cowboys Monday night.
Luckily for them, it didn’t matter in the 31-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But Dallas is playing it safe heading into the NFC divisional round against the San Francisco 49ers.
The Cowboys plan to stick with Maher. But, as an insurance policy, they signed Tristan Vizcaino to their practice squad Wednesday, the team announced.
Maher became the first kicker to miss at least three extra points in a playoff game after converting 95% of them in his career.
This will be Vizcaino’s second stint with the Cowboys. He signed with them in 2020. He also made one appearance for the Niners that season and played in six games for the Los Angeles Chargers.
This season, he’s played in one game with the Arizona Cardinals and two for the New England Patriots.
Vizcaino is 11-for-12 in his career on field goals, but has converted just 15 of his 20 PATs.