NFL Vice President of Operations Ray Anderson admitted the league’s culpability in the Dallas Cowboys scoreboard fiasco Thursday.
He says the league didn’t do an appropriate job researching the minimum height required of the scoreboard to avoid becoming a nuisance. The league has conducted more comprehensive researched recently.
“Prior to that the research was very inexact,” Anderson told PFT’s Tom Curran and others in New York Thursday. “It was a guesstimate. And
we as a department, we came to the conclusion that 85 feet was appropriate. That was a
mistake on our part. At the end of the day, there was a lack of
communication. But if we see a rule . . . that needs tweaking (we must move
Some change is coming. Jerry Jones will move a Mitsubishi ad at the base of the scoreboard by the home opener in an effort to help fix the problem.
Talking about the scoreboard, Roger Goodell said the “Integrity of game is paramount,” but there were also concerns about engineering and safety.