Officials breakdown: Walt Anderson

IRVING, Texas -- Walt Anderson will be the referee for Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium.

Who was the referee when these teams met in the winner-take-all Week 17 matchup last December? Anderson.

His crew threw only five flags in the game and there were only three accepted penalties. The Cowboys' lone accepted penalty was a roughing-the-passer call on Jason Hatcher on the Redskins’ final touchdown drive that made it 28-18.

Anderson is coming off a bye week. He last worked the Week 4 matchup between the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans. The visiting Jets were penalized 10 times for 66 yards and the Titans had four penalties for 30 yards.

The breakdown:

False start – 2

Defensive holding – 1

Unnecessary roughness – 2

Neutral zone infraction – 1

Offensive holding – 3

Illegal use of hands – 1

Illegal shift – 2

Player out of bounds on punt – 2

Delay of game – 1

Illegal block above the waist – 1


First – 4

Second – 6

Third – 4

Fourth – 0