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Penalty Breakdown: Doug Free, Tyron Smith in lead

10/4/2012

IRVING, Texas -- With the Cowboys off this weekend, there is no Officials Breakdown to give you, but we won’t get away from penalties completely.

This week we will have a Penalty Breakdown.

The Cowboys have been flagged 38 times so far with five penalties declined by the opposition. The opponents have picked up first downs by penalties eight times. The Cowboys have just one first down by penalty.

The breakdown:

Doug Free – 6 – two offensive holdings, four false starts

Tyron Smith – 6 – five false starts, one horse collar

Jason Witten – 4 – three false starts, one hold

DeMarcus Ware – 4 – 4 offside (three declined)

Dez Bryant – 2 – one illegal motion, one illegal shift

Tony Romo – 2 – two delay of games

Brandon Carr – 2 – one pass interference, one illegal contact

Bruce Carter – 1 - unnecessary roughness

Morris Claiborne – 1 – pass interference

Jason Hatcher – 1 - roughing the passer

Sean Lissemore – 1 – face mask

Anthony Spencer – 1 – face mask

Mackenzy Bernadeau - 1 – illegal use of hands

Mana Silva – 1 – pass interference

Phillip Tanner – 1 – Illegal block above the waist

Lawrence Vickers – 1 – offensive holding

Josh Brent – 1 - unnecessary roughness

Barry Church – 1 – pass interference (declined)

Nate Livings -1 – offensive holding (declined)