Cowboys get robbed on obvious uncalled Giants end zone penalty on Noah Brown

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The New York Giants have had buckets of trouble with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Noah Brown on Monday Night Football, who helped captain the team’s deepest drive of the game with an impressive leaping, twisting catch.

But with a chance for a big moment in the end zone of a 3-3 game, the penalty-happy refereeing crew confusingly swallowed their whistles as a group, which must’ve been fun for them.

After a quarter and a half of mostly small gains and Wink Martindale-created pressure, Tony Pollard and Jason Peters combined for a home run play up the left side of the field to set the Cowboys up to break a 3-3 tie early in the second.

Though the drive stalled out and Dallas settled for three points, it wasn’t entirely the offense’s fault.

Cooper Rush was forced to toss one away as Brown clattered to the turf in the end zone. Why’d he hit the ground? Seeing ghosts? Or something nefarious by New York’s defense? Turns out, there was an uncalled bit of interference by Giants slot CB Darnay Holmes.

What exactly were the referees looking at here?!

Cowboys WR Noah Brown tackled to ground by Giants’ Darnay Holmes, to no avail

Luckily for the Cowboys, they seem to have discovered a wrinkle in the Giants’ defense on the drive that immediately followed this referee blunder. New York’s run defense just isn’t the same without Leonard Williams clogging the middle, leaving both Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott free to run along the sidelines and up the field.

Perhaps this low-scoring affair will be a ground-and-pound game? After all, the New York referees seem to have never encountered pass interference before, so it’s probably a safer route.