Jerry Jones — the owner of Dallas Cowboys isn’t happy about how the refs officiated their game against the Raiders on Thanksgiving and he’s got something to say about it.
Jerry Jones after the game claimed that the “Raiders took advantage of the situation, which he called “throw up ball.” As in, throw up the ball and get the penalty.”
Via Total Pro Sports:
Daniel Carlson kicked a 29-yard field goal in overtime after Anthony Brown’s fourth pass-interference penalty kept the drive alive, and the Las Vegas Raiders beat the Dallas Cowboys 36-33 on Thanksgiving.
After the game, the Dallas Cowboys owner said that the Raiders took advantage of the situation, which he called “throw up ball.” As in, throw up the ball and get the penalty.
Both teams had season highs in penalties and yards. Dallas had 14 for 166 and Las Vegas 14 for 110.
The Cowboys (7-4), meanwhile, have now dropped three of their last four following a 6-1 start.
Jones via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News said:
“This will arguably be the most-watched game other than the Super Bowl. I hate that it got down to just throwing the ball up and getting the penalties to get you big plays.”
There were a ton of penalties.
Both teams had season highs in penalties and yards. Dallas, the NFL leader in penalty yards coming in, had 14 for a franchise-record 166 yards and Las Vegas 14 for 110.
A holding call on perennial Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith in his first game back after missing three with an ankle injury negated a Dallas touchdown early in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys settled for a field goal.
“Twenty-eight penalties, I don’t know what the hell you want me to say,” Dallas coach Mike McCarthy said. “Write what you want. I’m all for it.”
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