Alex Barron’s Penalty Led To Redskins’ Victory!

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After being traded from the St. Louis Rams to the Dallas Cowboys for linebacker Bobby Carpenter, Alex Barron already tied the record in NFL history for acquiring several  holding penalty (all while playing for the Rams). And, in the recent game between Dallas and Washington wherein Barron was assigned in his first ever game wearing a Cowboy uniform (he substituted for starting right tackle Marc Colombo who was out due to knee injury), he made the same mistake which made the Cowboys lose their game against the Redskins.

Barron, 27, was called for holding in the final offensive play for the Dallas Cowboys wherein he wrapped his right arm into the opposing team’s linebacker Brian Orakpo. Referee Tony Corrente signaled and threw the flag and called holding. The call negated the completed touchdown pass from quarterback Tony Romo to wide receiver Roy Williams and challenge was not given due to the fact that the time expired.

The game would have been tied instead the Washington Redskins won the match with a score of 13-7.

Barron already incurred two holding penalties in the onset of the game. In the final play of the first half the Cowboys were penalized and were sent back into their own 36. The Redskins capitalized with a fumble return for a touchdown. The Cowboys coaching staff declined to comment about Barron’s performance, the win by Washington was their first under new coach, Mike Shanahan.


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