The NFL’s offices reached out to the Dallas Cowboys during their bye week last week, to let linebackers Bruce Carter and Ernie Sims know they’ve got fines coming their way for penalties committed in the loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Carter was nailed for $15,570 for his horse collar tackle of Saints running back Darren Sproles. Sims was hit for $7,875 for his face mask of Mark Ingram. Both penalties came on that demoralizing, eight-play drive, on which the Saints didn’t throw a single pass. The drive was capped by a four-yard run by Ingram.
The Cowboys have now had five players fined this season. Before Carter and Sims, Dez Bryant was fined for making a throat-slash gesture while celebrating a touchdown against the Rams, Barry Church was fined for throwing the ball into the crowd after a touchdown against the Giants and LB Cameron Lawrence was fined for a blindside block in the win over the Redskins.
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