You beat me to it
DAL leads the league in penalties this year and they're committing way more penalties this year then in year's past. in context, DAL has not been top 10 in penalties since 2012.
the biggest problems have been on the OL and defense. 1st in holding penalties and 2nd in unnecessary roughness.
Know what this is?
If I'm reading it correctly, we went from the 32nd most penalized team in 2009 to the 5th most penalized team in 2010? Just when we changed HC's to the Red Dolt?
but I strongly doubt its true
Again, your think I am saying the fix is in because its a conspiracy against Dallas.of course you dont but riddle me this, how does Dallas get penalized more than other teams if the referees aren't in cahoots to call more on Dallas and if its not a grand conspiracy directed Goodell, et al?
Its my opinion that referees are human, the speed of the game is unreal, they dont get the benefit of slow motion and rewind like we do on TV and they have to make calls quickly as they happen so mistakes are going to happen all the time for all teams and thats not an opinion, thats an easily verifiable fact.
The question is whether Dallas really is an outlier in net overall penalties called on them and if so, what is the cause?
fans will say the fix is in, I think if Dallas is an outlier, its for more innocuous & random reasons but I am open to the assertion a subtle form of bias may exist among referees where their fandom enters into their decision making. So if they have a deep seeded hate against a certain team, an unconscious bias may cause them to call more penalties on that team and less on their opponent. Since Dallas is Americas team and hated by many, I could imagine this being a cause for some penalties called against them that might cause them to be more penalized than other teams but thats a very difficult thing to prove
For anybody who still thinks the Cowboys have an elite offensive line, they should reconsider.
Zack Martin is the only elite player. Tyron Smith remains really good, but injuries have robbed him of his greatness. Smith has missed five games this season and 31 over the past six seasons.
Williams and Tyler Biadasz are average and, for the most part, so is Collins.
They created no movement at the line of scrimmage against Arizona, and everyone but Martin was penalized at least once.
Most of the problems on offense can be traced back to the offensive line whether it’s the lack of a running game or Prescott being pressured so often it’s hard to consistently attack deep.
If the offensive line doesn’t play much better, the Cowboys will have a short playoff run. Guaranteed.
Yeah its painfully obvious except for some that seem to think its all because Zeke sux or the WR's are overrated or Dak cant do anything.DMN speaks the truth
I would love it if they found a way, he is a vastly underrated part of this offense. I'm just not sure it'll happen, though. ACL injuries aren't as long an absence as they used to be. I think it's going to all depend on how good of a team wants him and if it's bad enough to be paying him big time to miss a half a season or more.Not a big surprise but its' official, Gallup done.
He'll be missed going forward. Really hope we can find a way to keep him as I think he is a really quality player, maybe the injuries stop someone from giving him a huge deal in offseason and hopefully he'll stay another year.
Cowboys receiver Michael Gallup, who injured his left knee after catching a 21-yard TD vs. Arizona on Sunday, has a torn ACL, a source told ESPN. He had 35 catches for 445 yards this season.www.espn.com