The Weakest Unnecessary Roughness Penalty You’ll Ever See Was Just Called On The Packers

The NFL’s stance on player safety in regard to hits on defenseless receivers has tightened, but it has clearly gone too far.

During the Cowboys-Packers game Sunday, Dallas was granted 15 yards on what would have been a 4th down after officials called a Green Bay linebacker Blake Martinez for coming across the middle and grazing WR Dez Bryant with his arm as he dropped a pass.

The possession resulted in a touchdown instead of presumably a field goal, a four point swing directly due to the referee’s poor officiating.