Tag:Brian Orakpo
Posted on: September 12, 2010 11:47 pm
Edited on: September 13, 2010 9:17 am

Cowboys close out each half with total disaster

Posted by Will Brinson

The two ugliest plays of the night for the Dallas Cowboys against the Washington Redskins came on the final play of the first half and the final play of the game. Jason Garrett (much to the chagrine of Wade Phillips, apparently) called a half-option scramble to end the first half that resulted in Tony Romo pitching the ball to Tashard Choice, who promptly put the ball on the turf (for the first time in his career, no less) for DeAngelo Hall to scoop it up and take it to the house.

Given that the Cowboys had three seconds remaining in the game, down six, with a shot to win, that play probably stings a little. But not as much as the final play of the game -- Romo, under duress, managed to scramble away from rushing defenders and hit Roy Williams in the end zone for a game-winning touchdown ... which was quickly nullified because of an Alex Barron hold.

Barron, the NFL's most penalized offensive lineman over the past five years, practically bear-hugged Brian Orakpo en route to nullifying the touchdown and a Dallas victory.

In other words, maybe the Rams somehow ended up getting the better end of the deal when they traded Barron to Dallas for Bobby Carpenter, even if they eventually cut him.

Bonus, watch the holding call you see above/right by clicking play below.

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