Normally reserved coach Jason Garrett initially was unsure why he had been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct in the Dallas Cowboys’ 34-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, and Jerry Jones was exasperated when he learned it was for abusive language.
“Apparently he didn’t like how I threw the [challenge] flag,” Garrett said.
Side judge Scott Edwards made the call on Garrett, and in a pool report, referee Ron Torbert gave the reason for the penalty.
“It was for abusive language toward an official,” Torbert said.
When that explanation was relayed to Jones, the Cowboys’ owner and general manager expressed his irritation.
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