New York Giants guard Will Hernandez got into it with several members of the Dallas Cowboys for what he determined to be late hits, dirty play or straight-up disrespectful taunting in Week 9.
On each of those four occasions, the Cowboys were flagged and Hernandez walked away scot-free despite tossing a few players like tiny little rag dolls. And as it turns out, the NFL wasn’t done punishing Dallas.
Todd Archer of ESPN reports that four different Cowboys were fined by the NFL for their antics against the Giants, totaling nearly $75,000.
The fines were broken down as follows:
Randall Cobb, $28,075 (blindside block)
DeMarcus Lawrence, $21,054 (unsportsmanlike conduct, unnecessary roughness)
Xavier Woods, $10,527 (taunting)
Justin March, $14,037 (unnecessary roughness)
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was admittedly annoyed with his team’s lack of discipline following the 37-18 victory at MetLife Stadium, and although they got the win, there has to be some level of embarrassment in Arlington. After all, Hernandez completely humiliated a few of those guys only for them to get fined for it on the back end.
Granted, the fines and humiliation don’t take away the string of losing, but there is at least a silver lining for the Giants and their fans here.