ARLINGTON, Texas – Dallas Cowboys corner half Kelvin Joseph and Las Vegas Adventurers security Roderic Teamer were sent off from Thursday’s Thanksgiving game after an altercation over a punt with 12:52 left in the third quarter.
Teamer threw Joseph to the ground well beyond the touchline and close to the club area at pitch level, triggering a mini-scrum that left field judge Tom Hill with a cut to his chin that required a bandage.
Several players pushed back and forth as a scrum formed behind the Las Vegas bench, but no punches appeared to have been thrown and no other players were reported.
The penalties compensated but Joseph and Teamer were sent back to their locker rooms.
The game was not too hectic but the officials were active, inflicting 11 penalties in the first half. Las Vegas has been penalized five times for 49 yards and the Cowboy has been flagged six times for 65 yards.
Coming into the game, Shawn Hochuli’s team had thrown 153 flags, including denied or compensatory penalties, which ranked fifth this season, for 1,207 penalty yards, which was third.