Cowboys proprietor and General Manager Jerry Jones was not a fan of the “throw up ball” he noticed in his group’s penalty-fest of a Thanksgiving loss to the Raiders. And Jones indicated that the actual situation isn’t the NFL’s guidelines, however over-officious officers.
Jones stated he can’t fault the Raiders for the best way their deep balls drew so many go interference penalties, however he does assume the NFL’s guidelines incentivize under-thrown passes to attract flags, and that the officers don’t have to throw a flag on each little bit of ticky-tack contact.
“To their credit, I think [the Raiders] just did a real good job of getting their big plays, and a bunch of them were penalties in the throwing game,” Jones stated, through the Star-Telegram. “They took advantage of it, and I think it influenced the win. We had some plays go with us too, it wasn’t like it didn’t go against them. So again, this is really not a criticism of the rules. It is a criticism of the discretion of how you use them and what play. Everybody knows you can call a penalty on every play many different ways, every time the ball snapped. And so you have to have a feel for what you’re trying to do in the ball game and this one turned out that way.”
The officers didn’t fairly name a penalty on each play on Thanksgiving, however at occasions it felt that manner. Still, till the officiating impacts the recognition of the game, the league doesn’t have a lot incentive to alter issues. And if there’s one factor we all know from the Raiders-Cowboys recreation, the NFL stays staggeringly well-liked.