Forbath signed a contract with the Cowboys on Monday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports. The Cowboys waived Brett Maher, who leads the league with 10 missed field goals this season, in a corresponding move. Forbath has only appeared in one game this season, with the Patriots in Week 13, during which he made his sole 23-yard field-goal try and one of two extra-point attempts. He's on track to handle kicking duties for Dallas during Week 15's clash against the Rams.
Forbath will work out with the Cowboys on Monday, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports. The Cowboys' current kicker, Brett Maher, has been inconsistent this season, and those issues have loomed large lately; he's connected on just four of eight field goals over the past three games. As a result, Maher's on the brink of losing his job, according to Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News, so Forbath and Tristan Vizcaino will try out to fill into that role. Forbath has only played in one game this season, making his lone field goal but missing one of two extra-point tries.
The Patriots have waived Forbath, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Forbath, who made a 23-yard field goal and one of two extra-point tries in Sunday's 28-22 loss to the Texans, was let go to make room for the team's waiver claim of defensive tackle Albert Huggins. The Patriots will now need to look for another kicker (Forbath was the fourth of the season for the team) in advance of Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Forbath connected on a 23-yard field goal and one of two extra-point tries in Sunday's 28-22 loss to the Texans. After the Patriots cut Nick Folk (abdomen) on Friday, Forbath geared up as the team's fourth kicker of the year. Forbath opened the scoring with a field goal on the Patriots' first offensive drive, but he missed an extra point in the third quarter. For now, Forbath will remain with the team ahead of Week 14's clash against the Chiefs.
Forbath signed a contract with the Patriots on Friday. Reports first surfaced Thursday indicating that Forbath was expected to join the Patriots, and the team made the transaction official a day later. Forbath will presumably take over the team's kicking duties for Nick Folk, who underwent an appendectomy recently and is expected to be cut loose. Forbath's first appearance with the Patriots will come Sunday against a Texans team that has allowed its opponents to average just one made field goal per game over its last seven contests.
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