Dallas Cowboys: Walt Anderson

Officials breakdown: Walt Anderson

November, 20, 2013
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IRVING, Texas -- Walt Anderson will be the referee when the Dallas Cowboys take on the New York Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

It will be the third time in the last 12 games Anderson has worked a Cowboys game. He was on hand for the 2012 season finale loss at the Washington Redskins and the Week 6 meeting this year at AT&T Stadium between the Cowboys and Redskins, which Dallas won.

The Cowboys had seven penalties for 80 yards in that game. The Redskins had 12 for 104 yards.

This past Sunday, Anderson worked the Detroit Lions-Pittsburgh Steelers game and the crew called 14 penalties and had 12 accepted. The visiting Lions were penalized eight times for 45 yards. The Steelers had four penalties for 23 yards.

The breakdown:

False start – 4
Offensive holding – 4
Encroachment – 2
Defensive holding – 1
Defensive pass interference – 2
Roughing the passer – 1

Quarter by quarter:

First – 1
Second – 9
Third – 2
Fourth – 2

Officials breakdown: Walt Anderson

October, 9, 2013
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IRVING, Texas -- Walt Anderson will be the referee for Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium.

Who was the referee when these teams met in the winner-take-all Week 17 matchup last December? Anderson.

His crew threw only five flags in the game and there were only three accepted penalties. The Cowboys' lone accepted penalty was a roughing-the-passer call on Jason Hatcher on the Redskins’ final touchdown drive that made it 28-18.

Anderson is coming off a bye week. He last worked the Week 4 matchup between the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans. The visiting Jets were penalized 10 times for 66 yards and the Titans had four penalties for 30 yards.

The breakdown:

False start – 2
Defensive holding – 1
Unnecessary roughness – 2
Neutral zone infraction – 1
Offensive holding – 3
Illegal use of hands – 1
Illegal shift – 2
Player out of bounds on punt – 2
Delay of game – 1
Illegal block above the waist – 1

Quarter-by-quarter:

First – 4
Second – 6
Third – 4
Fourth – 0

Officials breakdown: Walt Anderson

December, 25, 2012
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- For the second straight season, Walt Anderson will work the de facto NFC East title game when the Cowboys play at Washington on Sunday.

Anderson’s crew worked last year’s season-finale against the New York Giants, which the Cowboys lost, 31-14. The crew worked the Week 4 loss to Chicago on Oct. 1 in which the Cowboys had a season-low two penalties for 10 yards.

Anderson’s crew worked the Buffalo-Miami game Sunday and called 14 penalties. The visiting Bills had 11 penalties for 93 yards and the Dolphins had three penalties for 25 yards.

The breakdown:

Offside -- 2
False start -- 4
Roughing the passer -- 2
Offensive holding -- 1
Defensive pass interference -- 1
Delay of game -- 1
Neutral zone infraction -- 1
Unnecessary roughness -- 1
Face mask -- 1

Quarter by quarter:

First -- 3
Second -- 2
Third -- 3
Fourth -- 6

Officials breakdown II: Walt Anderson

September, 28, 2012
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IRVING, Texas – With the regular officials back to work, the Cowboys will welcome Walt Anderson's crew to Cowboys Stadium for Monday Night Football against the Chicago Bears.

Anderson worked the de facto NFC East championship game in January between the Cowboys and New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. The crew did not work a playoff game last season.

In that game, they called 10 penalties for 71 yards. The Cowboys were penalized seven times for 43 yards and the Giants were flagged three times for 28 yards.

The breakdown:

Illegal block above the waist – 1
Neutral zone infraction – 3
Defensive pass interference – 1
Illegal forward pass – 1
Illegal touching – 1
Offensive holding – 1
Offside – 1
Unnecessary roughness – 1

Quarter-by-quarter:

First – 3
Second – 4
Third – 1
Fourth – 2

Officials breakdown: Walt Anderson

December, 27, 2011
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IRVING, Texas -- Walt Anderson’s crew will work the NFC East Championship Game on Sunday against the Cowboys and New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

It’s the first time Anderson has worked a Cowboys’ game since the 2009 divisional round playoff loss at Minnesota and first regular-season game he has had since Oct. 4, 2009 at Denver, which was also a Dallas loss.

In the loss to the Vikings, the Cowboys had two accepted penalties (three overall) for 10 yards. In the loss to the Broncos, the Cowboys were flagged seven times for 70 yards. In both games, the home teams were penalized more than the Cowboys.

Last week Anderson’s crew worked the Denver-Buffalo game and called 15 penalties. The Broncos were penalized seven times for 58 yards, and the Bills had eight penalties for 69 yards.

Here’s the breakdown:

Offside – 4
Neutral zone infraction – 1
Offensive holding – 2
False start – 1
Illegal block above the waist – 3
Unnecessary roughness – 1
Defensive holding – 1
Defensive pass interference – 1
12-men on the field – 1

Quarter-by-quarter:

First – 4
Second – 3
Third – 4
Fourth – 4

An interesting side note, this crew is vigilant on special teams’ penalties. They called three last week. In the Minnesota playoff game, they called four. In the Broncos’ loss, they called three.

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