The move looked questionable after Maher’s first attempt against the 49ers was low and blocked by Samson Ebukam.
Maher’s five missed extra point attempts in the past two games leave him with the second most in NFL history. Roy Gerela missed six tries in 43 attempts in the 1970s for Houston and Pittsburgh.
Dallas had signed Tristan Vizcaino to the practice squad this week as insurance, but did not activate him for the game.
Maher was in the top 10 in field goal success rate during the regular season after making 29 of 32 (91%). He was 50 of 53 on PATs before the playoffs.
There had been a dustup pregame when Maher was warming up. Trent Williams and other 49ers players tried to interfere with his attempts from San Francisco’s side of the field, leading to a brief argument.
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