The Patriots squeezed out an ugly win against the Cowboys in a rainy New England, and many feel as Dallas was robbed out of a chance of a comeback thanks to two abslutel ticky-tack ‘tripping’ penalties.
Both Tryon Smith and Travis Fredrick were called for sticking their feet out to impede the advancement of Patriots pass rushers, when one had a defender dive into his knees, and the other simply lifted his leg off the ground and turned to seemingly avoid a tripping penalty.
Here’s the video from Tyron Smith’s “tripping penalty”
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Keep in mind that through thousands of snaps, there had only been three tripping penalties called all season. Two were called against the Cowboys in the 4th quarter Sunday night.