Dallas Cowboys: Scott Green

Officials breakdown: Scott Green

November, 27, 2013
IRVING, Texas -- Scott Green will be the referee for Thursday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders at AT&T Stadium, and the Cowboys hope to break a losing streak in games in which Green has called the game.

The Cowboys have lost three in a row with Green as the official, including last year’s game versus the New York Giants at Arlington. The Cowboys were penalized only two times for 10 yards in the game. The Giants had five penalties for 45 yards.

Green’s crew worked the Carolina Panthers-Miami Dolphins game Sunday and called 15 penalties with 14 accepted. The Panthers were flagged eight times for 56 yards. The Dolphins were penalized six times for 55 yards.

The breakdown:

Offensive holding – 4
False start – 4
Offside – 3
Unnecessary roughness – 1
Illegal block above the waist – 1
Illegal formation – 1
Personal foul – 1


First – 1
Second – 6
Third – 4
Fourth – 4

Replay costs Cowboys twice vs. Giants

October, 29, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas -- When fans remember replay decisions when thinking of Sunday’s 29-24 loss to the New York Giants, the overturned Dez Bryant touchdown catch that would have won the game will be talked about most.

What will get lost is the decision to overturn Danny McCray’s interception return in the third quarter that took a Dallas drive from the New York 43 to the Dallas 35.

After looking at the play, official Scott Green determined the foot of Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz touched McCray as the safety’s knee was down while making the pick.

“At the moment I can’t say I felt him, no,” McCray said. “I caught it and after that I was like, ‘I’m getting to the end zone.'”

The Cowboys had a three-and-out and would not score again. A shorter field would have made a Dan Bailey field goal try more likely. Instead, they had to settle for a Brian Moorman punt.

Officials breakdown: Scott Green

October, 23, 2012
IRVING, Texas -- Not only will the Cowboys look to break a three-game losing streak to the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium, they will also look to snap a two-game losing streak with Scott Green’s crew working the game between NFC East rivals Sunday.

Green worked the Week 14 matchup last year against the Giants in which the Cowboys were penalized 10 times for 51 yards. New York had six penalties for 55 yards. In 2010, he worked the Week 2 loss to Chicago in which the Cowboys were flagged six times for 50 yards. The Bears had two penalties for 10 yards.

Last week, the crew worked the Jacksonville-Oakland game and called 15 penalties for 150 yards, doing most of their work in the fourth quarter. The visiting Jaguars were penalties six times for 92 yards and the always flag-friendly Raiders had nine penalties for 58 yards.

The breakdown:

Offensive holding – 3
False start – 2
Offside – 1
Encroachment – 1
Neutral zone infraction – 1
Defensive pass interference – 2
Roughing the passer – 1
Delay of game – 1
Offensive pass interference – 2
12 men on the field – 1

First – 4
Second – 1
Third – 3
Fourth - 7

Officials breakdown: Scott Green

December, 6, 2011
IRVING, Texas -- Scott Green’s crew will work Sunday’s game between the Cowboys and New York Giants and it will be Green's first work since Week 10 when Baltimore played at Seattle because of an injury.

His crew kept working during his absence, but the last time they were all together they threw 21 flags with 17 accepted penalties.

The Ravens were penalized four times for 34 yards, while the Seahawks had 13 penalties for 100 yards. The crew called eight penalties in the fourth quarter alone and they had four unsportsmanlike conduct penalties through the game.

Here’s the breakdown:

Illegal substitution: 1
Offensive holding – 2
Unsportsmanlike conduct – 4
False start – 2
Offside – 4
Defensive pass interference – 1
Delay of game – 1
Horse collar – 1
Illegal use of hands – 1
Defensive holding – 1
Illegal contact – 1
Unnecessary roughness – 1
Illegal motion – 1


First – 3
Second – 6
Third – 4
Fourth – 8

The last time the Cowboys saw Green’s crew was Week 2 last year against Chicago when they were penalized six times for 50 yards. The Bears had two penalties for 10 yards.