It ain't funny, guys
The rapidly decaying Dallas Cowboys have been penalized the last two weeks for excessive celebrations after touchdowns. Only a team as utterly confused as the 'Boys could turn a positive like reaching the end zone into a negative.
But the penalty called Sunday apparently wasn't for Miles Austin leapfrogging Roy Williams in the end zone. It was against receiver Sam Hurd for flashing a University of Texas "Hook 'em Horns" hand gesture.
That's what Carl Johnson, the league's vice president of officiating, told embattled coach Wade Phillips on Monday.
Has anyone ever lost his job because his team celebrated too exuberently for the No Fun League?
Cradle of coaches?
Joe Posnanski of SI.com checked out the alma maters of the 32 NFL head coaches and discovered there are more head men from Wesleyan College in Middletown, Conn., than from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, USC, Oklahoma and Nebraska combined.
And there are more coaches from Eastern Illinois than from Wesleyan. The Patriots' Bill Belichick and the Browns' Eric Mangini went to Wesleyan. The Saints' Sean Payton, the Redskins' Mike Shanahan and the Vikings' Brad Childress all went to Eastern Illinois.
Oakland's Jason Campbell went 8 for 21 for 83 yards with 2 interceptions and earned a QB rating of 10.7 in Sunday's 17-9 loss to San Francisco. That's the lowest rating for a Raiders QB with at least 20 attempts since Ken Stabler had a 9.9 in a 14-10 loss to Cincinnati in 1975.
The Broncos' Matt Prater nailed a 59-yard field goal as the first half expired on Sunday, the second-longest in team history. Jason Elam booted a 63-yarder in 1998.
The Jets' Nick Folk connected on a franchise-record 56-yarder in the third quarter of New York's 24-20 victory.
Contact staff writer Don McKee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article contains information from the Associated Press.