Cowboys safeties Byron Jones, Xavier Woods fined

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The NFL fined Cowboys safeties Byron Jones and Xavier Woods for illegal actions in Sunday’s victory over the Chiefs.

Jones received 15-yard penalties at the end the second quarter. His unnecessary roughness penalty on a kickoff return by Akeem Hunt with 13 seconds left in the half allowed the Chiefs a shot at scoring before halftime. They got a 56-yard touchdown from Alex Smith to Tyreek Hill on a screen pass on the final play of the first half with the Cowboys in a prevent defense.

Officials flagged Jones for unsportsmanlike conduct on the touchdown after he took off his helmet, with the 15-yard penalty enforced to start the second half.

The NFL fined Jones $12,154 for the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

Woods was penalized for an illegal blindside block on a third quarter punt return. The NFL fined him $24,309.