Were New York Giants defenders faking injuries in Sunday night's game to slow Dallas when the Cowboys shifted into their up-tempo offense?
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones implied that after the game, telling reporters with a laugh: "It was so obvious it was funny. It wasn't humorous because we really wanted to take advantage, and knew we could get it if we could get the ball snapped."
On consecutive plays, the Giants lost linebacker Dan Connor to a neck injury and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins to some type of upper-body injury. Jenkins returned to the game; Connor didn't. The Dallas crowd booed while this was happening, and Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett conferred with officials.
The league sent out a memo to all teams last week, threatening disciplinary action for teams faking injuries, even if no penalties were called for it.