ESPN: Cowboys told tripping penalties shouldn't have been called

Posted: 8:31 PM, Nov 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-25 21:31:16-05
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FRISCO, TX — The Dallas Cowboys were told by the league office that the two tripping penalties in Sunday's game against the New England Patriots shouldn't have been called, ESPN is reporting .

One of those calls came down on center Travis Frederick during a crucial play where the Cowboys needed to convert during a third-and-one late in the fourth quarter.

The first tripping call was on left tackle Tyron Smith in the first quarter, leading to a second-and-23 situation. That drive was then followed by a blocked punt by the Patriots and a Patriots touchdown, the only touchdown of the game.

ESPN reports head coach Jason Garrett had no comment on the calls during his Monday news conference.