The 2010 Dallas Cowboys know a thing or two about boneheaded penalties and crucial mistakes. It cost them a few games early in the season and could ultimately be a big reason why they miss out on the NFL playoffs.
On Thursday night, two teams — the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears — are trying to make their case as playoff contenders. The Dolphins are two games out of first place and trying to stay in the thick of the wild card race, while Chicago is looking to secure first place in the NFC North.
Miami is channeling their inner Cowboys and Plaxico Burress and shooting themselves in the foot — yes, I know Burress shot himself in the leg. Anyways, after picking up a big first down Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall threw the ball at his former teammate Jay Cutler. The idiotic move resulted in a 15-yard penalty. (On a positive note for Dolphins fans: This was the best looking throw by a Miami player all night)
Here is a video of Marshall throwing the ball at Cutler:
These are the kind of moves that have haunted Marshall throughout his career. He is extremely talented, but a complete bonehead. There is is a reason people compare him to T.O.
Miami is trailing Chicago 6-0 at the half in a game that no one appears to want to stay on offense. If the Dolphins are to pick up a win at home, they’ll need to stop the turnovers and stupid penalties.