Dak Prescott Throws Helmet In Anger After Kicker Brett Maher Struggles In Historic Fashion

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Damn … Dak got pissed.

Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher was absolutely horrendous in the Jan. 16 NFL Super Wild Card Weekend playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In fact, he was so terrible that it sparked up a strong reaction from quarterback Dak Prescott before the game went into halftime.

In the first four series of the game, both the Buccaneers and Cowboys exchanged punts, but after that, Dallas started rolling. In three straight drives, the Cowboys put up a touchdown on the board, starting to blow away from Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. However, instead of being up 21-0, Dallas held an 18-0 lead going into the half after Maher missed three consecutive extra-point attempts.

During the regular season, Maher hit 50 of his 54 PATS, but against the Bucs, he was absolutely horrendous — and Prescott obviously agreed. After Maher went wide left on his third attempt, ESPN cameras caught a frustrated Prescott slamming his helmet on the ground, and yelling, “Go for f**king two,” which clearly indicated that Prescott wanted the team to attempt a two-point conversion with Maher struggling.

Maher went on to miss a fourth PAT after Prescott cooked up another touchdown drive in the very first series of the third quarter, which gave them a 24-0 lead rather than 28-0. The four-year NFL veteran now owns the record for the most missed extra points in a postseason game, but luckily for him, he didn’t expand on that record, hitting his fifth PAT attempt after another Dallas TD for a 31-6 lead. The Cowboys went on to win 31-14. (RELATED: REPORT: Recently Fired Kliff Kingsbury Takes One-Way Flight To Thailand With Model Girlfriend, Tells Teams He’s Not Interested)

Despite the on-field drama, however, Dak Prescott stood up for his kicker after the game:

I’m not even going to trash Brett Maher, I did that enough on Twitter:

But I will say this: This blowout elimination loss for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers completely sets the stage for Tom Brady to leave and head further south to the Miami Dolphins.

I’m telling you, he’s coming.