IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Call it a no-penalty pledge for the Dallas Cowboys.
After drawing three penalties that came after plays were done against the New York Giants, coach Wade Phillips this week had his players sign a pledge that they would play smarter and avoid such penalties.
Phillips said Thursday it was the first time he's ever gone to the extreme of having players sign something.
"I want their word that they're going to try to do the right thing. That's my feeling," Phillips said. "It may be silly. It may be whatever, but I was serious about it and I think I feel like I needed to do something they're going to respond to. And everybody saw that it cost us points. ... We all saw it but I felt like I needed to do something." .....