NFL defender gets ridiculous roughing-the-passer penalty for touching Dak Prescott
Former Mississippi State star Dak Prescott was the latest beneficiary of a controversial roughing-the-passer penalty in the NFL, this time against the Green Bay Packers.
As Prescott stood in the pocket in the fourth quarter on Sunday, he received a glancing hand-to-the-helmet from Green Bay’s Rashan Gary, but then scrambled for 14 yards. Gary was somehow flagged for a penalty even though most observers couldn’t identify the penalty until a very close review.
Ultimately, the Cowboys couldn’t convert as they missed a field on that drive as they tried to close the gap. That all but ended the game as Green Bay held on for a 34-24 victory.
It was a rough day all around for penalties as the teams combined for 20 penalties for 202 yards.
Prescott was 27-for-44 passing for 463 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He was also sacked three times. Former Alabama star WR Amari Cooper had 11 catches for 226 yards and a TD.
— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) October 6, 2019
Roughing the passer was called on this play…. I’m serious.pic.twitter.com/9evvrICuQd
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) October 6, 2019