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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Officials breakdown: Jeff Triplette

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas – Jeff Triplette will be the referee in the Dallas Cowboys’ game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

The last time the Cowboys saw Triplette came in Week 13 last year when they beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-33. The Eagles were penalized once for 5 yards. The Cowboys had seven penalties for 60 yards. Philadelphia’s only penalty was for being offside on a kickoff.

Triplette’s crew is coming off a bye week. They must have been tired from their Week 7 game. They called 22 penalties for 203 yards between the Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers. The Browns had 12 penalties for 106 yards, and the Packers were flagged 10 times for 97 yards.

The breakdown:
False start – 3
Roughing the kicker – 1
Personal foul – 1
Unnecessary roughness – 3
Defensive holding – 2
Twelve-men on the field – 1
Offensive holding – 3
Face mask – 1
Ineligible man downfield, kick – 1
Illegal formation – 1
Offside – 1
Offside on a free kick – 1
Illegal touching – 1
Unsportsmanlike conduct – 1
Defensive pass interference – 1

Quarter by quarter:

First – 2
Second – 6
Third – 6
Fourth – 8