NEW YORK (AP) -Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams was suspended without pay for one game Monday by the NFL after his third illegal ``horse collar'' tackle of the season.
Williams, whose use of the tactic led to the league passing a rule making it a 15-yard penalty, did it against Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb in Sunday's 10-6 loss. He will miss Saturday night's game at Carolina.
Grabbing the inside collar of the back of the shoulder pads or jersey, or the inside collar of the side of the shoulder pads or jersey, and immediately pulling down a runner brings a 15-yard personal foul.
This was the fourth violation of the rule by Williams in the past two seasons. Williams was fined $12,500 for such a tackle against Chicago on Sept. 23, and $15,000 for the same violation against Buffalo on Oct. 8. He received a $10,000 fine for a ``horse collar'' tackle against the New York Giants on Oct. 23, 2006.

Recent NFL Discussions

Pick Wiz Play 1/15 on Mon, Jan 2017 by Michael Cash
NFL WKEND SIDES &OV/UN 8-0 on Mon, Jan 2017 by armyranger
Hou/Ne game Mon. Morn qb's on Mon, Jan 2017 by pickwiz
Fuckin Reid Just Can't Win on Sun, Jan 2017 by Timmy1961
2nd play kc/pitt on Sun, Jan 2017 by Timmy1961
Advertisement

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Pats Open as 6-Point Faves vs. Steelers The Patriots will host the Steelers in the 2017 AFC Championship Game and have opened as nearly touchdown favorites for next Sunday's...
Thumbnail Falcons open as favorites vs. Pack The Falcons will host the Packers in the 2017 NFC Championship Game, where Atlanta has opened as a small favorite.
Thumbnail Steelers vs. Chiefs Prediction Will the Steelers cover as a small road underdog tonight when they visit the Chiefs at 8:20PM ET in the NFL Divisional round of the playoffs?
Thumbnail Steelers vs. Chiefs Odds The second round of the NFL playoffs conclude tonight when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Pittsburgh Steelers at...
Thumbnail Packers vs. Cowboys Prediction The Packers will be an underdog today in Dallas when they take on the Cowboys at 4:40PM ET in the Divisional round. Will Green Bay cover?
Advertisement

NFL Team Pages