We are now officially in the month of July which means that if your favorite NFL team is making news that it might not necessarily be for a good reason.
Such was the case for the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday afternoon. In the immediate aftermath of the reports of the Washington Football Team being fined $10M following a workplace review of their franchise, the league also handed out some fines with regards to OTAs.
There were three teams who found themselves punished for these particular violations. The San Francisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Dallas Cowboys all allegedly did something incorrect during OTAs.
49ers were fined $100,000 and Kyle Shanahan $50,000.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 1, 2021
Jaguars were fined $200,000 and Urban Meyer $100,000.
Cowboys were fined $100,000 and Mike McCarthy $50,000.
Per sources. https://t.co/MVnrPAWmD2
This is actually the second time this offseason that the 49ers were penalized like this. Back in June they were docked a week of rookie development for having contact going on when it wasn’t supposed to be. The rules within the CBA are outlined very clearly for these types of things.
Mike McCarthy has long talked about the details of the NFL rule book in his press conferences, but it appears as if something went overlooked. For what it’s worth, the Cowboys declined to comment according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
As of now the exact infraction remains unknown, but we will update this post when more information becomes available.
Update: 4:40pm ET
The Dallas Cowboys will be forced to forfeit one OTA practice during the first week of them next offseason.
Others penalties:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 1, 2021
*NFL Mgmt Council ordered 49ers to cancel the final week of OTAs last month.
*Cowboys were ordered to forfeit one OTA practice during first week of the 2022 offseason.
*Jaguars were ordered to forfeit two OTA practices during the first week of the 2022 offseason https://t.co/IE9KNywfs3
That is that.
Update: 6:05pm ET
The Fort Worth Star Telegram has details on why the Cowboys were penalized.
The Cowboys were fined for live contact violations from a May 27 practice, “the intensity and tempo of the club’s interior line play and pass coverage during 11-on-11 drills were at a level where players were clearly engaged in physical contests.”https://t.co/t53WUKSzhb— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) July 1, 2021