Officials breakdown: John Parry

October, 16, 2013
IRVING, Texas -- John Parry will be the referee for Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.

This will be the first time the Cowboys have seen Parry’s crew since a 19-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last year in Week 12. The Cowboys were penalized seven times for 50 yards and the Falcons had just two penalties for 15 yards. The crew was particularly rough on defenders with three illegal-contact penalties, a pass-interference penalty and two holding calls.

Parry worked the New York Giants-Chicago Bears game and the crew called 11 penalties with nine accepted. The Giants had four penalties for 31 yards and the Bears had five penalties for 51 yards.

The breakdown:

Illegal use of hands – 1
Offside – 2
Unnecessary roughness – 1
Offensive holding – 1
False start – 1
Illegal block above the waist – 1
Defensive pass interference – 1
Defensive holding – 2
Intentional grounding – 1


First – 0
Second – 3
Third – 5
Fourth – 3

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter



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