Officials breakdown: Alberto Riveron

September, 6, 2011
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IRVING, Texas -- Alberto Riveron’s crew will work Sunday’s game between the Cowboys and New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

Riveron had only one Cowboys’ game last year, Dec. 19 vs. Washington at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys were penalized nine times for 70 yards, a high in flags and yards in the eight games during Jason Garrett’s interim run.

During the season we will look back at how the officials called the game from the previous week. In this case we will go back to the 2010 playoffs. Riveron’s crew worked the divisional round playoff game between Seattle and Chicago and called 11 penalties for 91 yards

Seattle was flagged three times for 29 yards and Chicago had eight penalties for 71 yards.

The breakdown:

Illegal motion – 1
Holding – 2
Defensive pass interference – 2
False start – 1
Crackback – 1
Illegal contact – 1
Unnecessary roughness – 1
Offside, free kick – 1

Quarter-by-quarter:

First – 1
Second – 5
Third – 2
Fourth – 3

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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