Dallas Cowboys’ OT Tyron Smith was fined by the NFL for his horse-collar tackle on Giants’ LB Michael Boley in last Wednesday’s game. Boley had intercepted a Tony Romo offering and was headed for a pick-six when Smith grabbed him from behind and pulled him out of bounds on the 1-yard line.
The tackle ended up saving the Cowboys four points. The Giants lost yardage on first and second down and then Victor Cruz was mugged on the goal line on a pass play on third down. The Giants had to settle for a FG. From Mike Fisher of foxsportssouthwest.com:
“It is, in a sense, the best $15,750 that Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith will ever spend. Sources tell 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, the NFL has ordered the 21-year-old budding standout to pay for his horse-collar of the Giants’ Michael Boley – part of a game-turning tackle of Boley following his interception. Smith’s tackle was followed by his defensive teammates’ goal-line stand, a highlight of Dallas’ 24-17 win at New York.”