Officials breakdown: Walt Coleman


IRVING, Texas -- Walt Coleman’s crew will work its second straight NFC East-AFC East game Sunday when the Cowboys visit New England. He worked the Philadelphia-Buffalo game last week and called 10 penalties with nine accepted.

The Eagles were penalized five times for 46 yards, and the Bills were flagged four times for 40 yards.

The breakdown:

Offside – 2

Face mask – 2

Roughing the passer – 1

False start – 1

Illegal use of hands – 1

Holding – 2

Neutral zone infraction – 1

Quarter-by-quarter breakdown:

First – 2

Second – 3

Third – 1

Fourth – 4

The last time Coleman worked a Cowboys game was Week 9 last year at Green Bay, which was Wade Phillips’ swan song in a 45-7 loss to the Packers. The Cowboys were flagged five times for 40 yards with every penalty coming on the defense or special teams.

And for those with a long memory, Coleman was the referee in the “Tuck Rule” playoff game when the Patriots beat Oakland in 2001 on their way to their first Super Bowl title.