Four Cowboys fined a total of $73,693 for their actions Monday night


The Cowboys had 10 penalties for 104 yards on Monday night against the Giants. They have 639 yards in penalties this season, second only to Oakland. The Raiders went into Thursday night with 640 yards in penalties and had another 12 penalties for 97 yards against the Chargers.

Coach Jason Garrett was not happy with the team’s lack of discipline Monday night, and he addressed “it head on.”

“You can’t let your emotions get the best of you,” Garrett said. “You have to channel your emotions properly. You can’t let somebody else on another team take it down the road that you don’t want to go down and it hurts your team. So you just have to stay focused. You have to stay away from all the stuff that they’re trying to entice you into and focus and play football.”

The NFL was as unhappy with the Cowboys’ penalties as Garrett was.

Four Cowboys were fined a total $73,693 for actions against the Giants, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

Receiver Randall Cobb was docked $28,075 for a blindside block, and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will lose $21,054 for unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness fouls.

Safety Xavier Woods, the NFC’s defensive player of week, found his wallet $10,527 lighter for taunting, and linebacker Justin March was fined $14,037 for unnecessary roughness.

“We’ve had too many of those,” Garrett said of the 15-yard penalties. “. . .You have to distinguish between penalties that happen during the play that sometimes are understandable. Maybe you get out of position. Sometimes those things happen. It’s pro football. There are too many other kinds of penalties that we have. We just have to do a better job handling those situations.”

10 responses to “Four Cowboys fined a total of $73,693 for their actions Monday night

  1. Will Hernandez of the Giants should teach a master class on how to bait an opponent into getting flagged.

  2. arwiv says:
    Will Hernandez of the Giants should teach a master class on how to bait an opponent into getting flagged.

    Opposing coaches should teach their players a basic 101 class on how not to get baited by an opponent, thereby avoiding flags and fines.

  3. I wouldn’t want Will Hernandez to teach anything; he went as far as shoving opponents after the whistle, and if that continues he likely won’t be going laundry-free for long.

  4. .
    odd cuz those announcers were extremely biased complaining how it was the Giants that started it… they both went dead silent after complaining about another yet the replay again showed it was 100% a correct cowboy penalty, a 3rd dude had to speak during the awkward silence to explain what just happened and why…
    Never mind the first whine was “Oh look hernandez should have got that penalty he pushed that guy!” while the replay shows the cowboy dude right in another dudes face taunting him as hernandez comes over and pushes him away… taunting penalty cowboys.

  5. Not that the Cowboys shouldn’t have been more careful, but I don’t see how we can say the officials were being equitable in their flag tossing that game. Every time something happened, it appeared to be a Cowboys player flagged for what usually was a two sided affair. Hernandez deserved to get tossed long before, if only in the interest of trying to keep things from boiling over, since he was in the middle of all of it-either as the instigator or later on as the target by frustrated players who got blamed for his shenanigans.

  6. I had no dog in the fight. But I watched that game, and I think Will Hernandez should throw a few bucks in the pot for his actions too…

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