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Cowboys-Raiders penalties frustrate Micah Parsons, Jerry Jones: ‘Should be playing football, not tag’

Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium became laundry day.

Flags spilled onto the turf continuous for nearly 4 hours because the Cowboys hosted the Raiders. The officiating crew led by referee Shawn Hochuli, son of Ed, produced 28 accepted penalties — 14 for every group — for 276 whole yards (166 in opposition to Dallas). The calls ranged from apparent false begins to an esoteric foul on Raiders heart Andre James for a head bob. Dallas defensive again Anthony Brown was flagged 4 occasions for go interference, with the final one establishing Las Vegas to win 36-33 in additional time.

One of the extra curious calls was roughing the passer on Cowboys rookie linebacker Micah Parsons within the third quarter. He tapped a falling Raiders QB Derek Carr on the helmet after Carr threw a go to Hunter Renfrow. Carr’s head then made incidental contact with Parsons’ knee.

Parsons spoke for lots of gamers and followers together with his evaluation of the play and the crew’s flag-happy nature.

“We should be playing football, not tag,” he instructed reporters after the sport, per Jori Epstein of USA Today. “When are you going to let us truly play?” 

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It was a rhetorical query, however Parsons would not obtain a passable reply if he made a direct question to the league workplace. The NFL is intent on protecting quarterbacks — after which everybody else on the sector — wholesome. That means calls just like the roughing penalty. 

A annoyed Cowboys proprietor/GM Jerry Jones positive wished the zebras had let ’em play extra, particularly with regard to the PI penalties.

“This is not a criticism of the rule. It is a criticism of the discretion of how you use them in play,” Jones stated, per Jon Machota of The Athletic.

“Oakland (sic) took advantage of the situation,” Jones stated. “I call it ‘throw-up ball.’ Right way to play it in a game like this [is] just throw it out there and get a penalty.”

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Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy, who’s a fan of not being fined by the league, stored it brief and candy when he was requested concerning the flagfest.

“Twenty-eight penalties; I don’t know what the hell you want me to say,” he stated, per NFL Network’s Jane Slater

It would not shock Parsons, Jones or McCarthy to be taught that Hochuli’s crew throws essentially the most flags within the league. According to’s stats, the crew had known as 135 penalties in its earlier 10 video games this season, with 66 in opposition to residence groups and 69 in opposition to visiting groups. After Thursday, the overall was as much as 163, which, based on’s totals, put it No. 1 amongst officiating crews with the rest of Week 12 to play. The three-flag distinction between residence and highway did not change. 

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And whereas the officers stayed true to type Thursday, they did not come that shut to creating league historical past. The NFL report for penalties by each groups is 37, set by the Browns (21) and Bears (16) on Nov. 25, 1951. The most because the 1970 AFL-NFL merger is 35, by the enlargement Buccaneers (20) and Seahawks (15) on Oct. 17, 1976.

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