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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Officials breakdown: John Parry

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys are coming off their second-best penalty performance of the season with only three for 10 yards against the New York Giants and get John Parry’s crew Sunday at Atlanta.

Last week Parry’s crew called just two penalties on visiting Seattle in its game at Detroit. The Lions had five penalties for 61 yards. Overall the crew threw 11 flags with seven accepted penalties.

The last time the Cowboys saw Parry’s crew came in Week 4 last year against the Lions. Detroit was penalized 10 times for 75 yards. The Cowboys had seven penalties for 33 yards. Three of those penalties were on the special teams’ unit.

Here’s the breakdown from last week:

Illegal use of hands – 1
Offside – 3
Defensive holding – 2
Illegal formation – 1
Encroachment – 1
False start – 1
Defensive pass interference – 1
Delay of game – 1

Quarter-by-quarter:

First – 6
Second – 2
Third – 1
Fourth – 2