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Sunday, October 19, 2008
Quick note on replay challenges

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

ST. LOUIS -- Replay reversals helped the Cowboys against the Cardinals last week, but Dallas coach Wade Phillips might have met his match this week.

John Parry, the referee assigned to the Cowboys-Rams game at the Edward Jones Dome, has upheld each of the three coach-initiated challenges made against him this season. Counting two booth-initiated challenges, Parry has a 5-0 record when challenged this season. He and Jerome Boger are the only referees without a reversal this season.

Phillips has a 4-0 record in replay challenges this season. I have Rams coach Jim Haslett with a 4-15 record on replay challenges since 2003. Those figures match league totals.