The Cowboys announced Monday that the team signed veteran kicker Kai Forbath to replace Maher, who missed a 42-yard kick against the Bears on Thanksgiving. It marked his NFL-leading 10th missed field goal attempt of the season.
The New England Patriots cut Forbath, 32, last week after he filled in for an injured Nick Folk for one game. He converted one field goal attempt and connected on 1-of-2 extra points in a loss to the Houston Texans.
The Cowboys scheduled workouts for Forbath, Nick Rose and Tristan Vizcaino on Monday, according to the team. It marked the second time in a week that Dallas searched for possible alternatives at the position.
Maher was 19-of-29 on field goals this season and became the only kicker in league history with three makes of at least 60 yards. He booted a 62-yarder last year against the Philadelphia Eagles and nailed a 62-yard kick and a 63-yarder against the Eagles and New York Jets this season.
The Cowboys (6-7) will host the Los Angeles Rams (8-5) on Sunday in Dallas.