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Cowboys reduce their penalties, drawing only five

Center Travis Frederick (72) and left guard La'el Collins (71) helped protect Brandon Weeden, who was sacked twice Sunday.
Center Travis Frederick (72) and left guard La'el Collins (71) helped protect Brandon Weeden, who was sacked twice Sunday. Star-Telegram

The Cowboys had 18 penalties last week, setting a team record. That included nine by the offensive line.

They reduced that against the Falcons with five penalties for 31 yards. The offensive line had two as right tackle Tyron Smith and left tackle each had a holding penalty. Left guard La’el Collins, making his first career start, had an illegal formation penalty negated by a roughing the passer penalty on the Falcons.

The offensive line has had nine penalties in three games.

“You never want to have penalties especially presnap penalties,” said center Travis Frederick, who has not had a penalty against him this season. “We’ll continue to work on that. I thought that was an improvement, but we still had a couple, and you want to get that gone.”

 

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