In the fourth quarter of Sunday’s New England Patriots-Dallas Cowboys game, the Cowboys were flagged for a tripping penalty.
Trailing 13-9 and facing a third-and-1 from their own 35, the team picked up a crucial first down on a pass to Ezekiel Elliott, but it would soon be called back as Offensive lineman Travis Frederick was flagged for tripping New England linebacker Donta’ Hightower as he rushed Prescott.
It was a terrible call.
The 10-yard penalty pushed Dallas back to third-and-11 instead of having the first down. Following the game, several members of the Dallas Cowboys took to Twitter and called out the refs by starting a #trippin hashtag to show how upset they were by that crucial call.
Nose tackle Antwaun Woods:
Linebacker jaylon Smith:
Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence:
Defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr.: