Originally posted on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL  |  Last updated 11/25/11

IRVING, TX - AUGUST 9: Andre Gurode #65 ,Kyle Kosier #63 and Doug Free #68 of the Dallas Cowboys walk to the line during the preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Texas Stadium on August 9, 2007 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
IRVING – The Cowboys overcame a season-high 11 penalties for 69 yards in Thursday’s 20-19 win over the Dolphins. Dallas was whistled for six false starts, including three by left tackle Doug Free. Defensive backs Abram Elam (illegal contact) and Frank Walker (unnecessary roughness) committed key penalties on the Dolphins’ 14-play, 76-yard drive that gave them a 19-17 lead midway through the fourth quarter. “Well, I think they hurt us,” coach Jason Garrett said of infractions. “They kept us out of rhythm a lot and you just have to continue to focus on it.” Garrett suggested the quick turnaround from Sunday’s overtime win at Washington contributed to the sloppy play. The Dolphins were flagged seven times, including four penalties by left tackle Jake Long.  “It was a quick week for everybody and I just think somehow, some way you got to get your mindset to be, hey, we’ve got to play a football game and we got to play clean disciplined football throughout. We didn’t do that throughout this
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