Originally posted on NBC Dallas- Fort Worth  |  Last updated 12/20/11
The Dallas Cowboys have been bad as far as committing penalties in 2011, and unfortunately, that’s nothing new. In a post today on ESPN Dallas, Todd Archer points out that with one more penalty over the next two games, the Cowboys will have committed more than 100 penalties for six consecutive seasons. That goes all the way back through the Wade Phillips era to Bill Parcells’ last season in Dallas. Given Dallas’s recent history, this is pretty much a sure thing. But the good news is that, if last week’s victory over the Buccaneers is any indication, they might just surpass the mark, rather than blowing through the century mark with abandon. In that victory, Dallas committed just two penalties for 15 yards, the fewest amount of flags in a game since 2007. “It’s always a point of emphasis,” head coach Jason Garrett said this week. “We talk about who the officiating crew is every week and what they have a tendency to call. We have officials at practice. We talk about playing with th...
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