Replacement refs are no longer funny, but they have proven themselves capable of slapstick.
An official in Dallas threw his hat to the ground to signal that a receiver went out of bounds, but Kevin Ogletree stepped on the hat in the end zone and promptly slipped to the turf.
He was sufficiently open that it’s reasonable to think a quarterback the caliber of Tony Romo could have found him for a score if he remained upright. It’s also reasonable to think Ogletree could have been serious injured.
This isn’t pro wrestling, but suddenly foreign objects are deciding plays and perhaps games.
Dallas has eight first half penalties and a turnover, and somehow still leads 10-7. It’s almost as amazing as Ogletree play.