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Officials breakdown: Clete Blakeman

IRVING, Texas – Clete Blakeman’s crew will work Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams.

It is only the third time since 2010 the Cowboys will have Blakeman serve as the referee. In Week 15 of the 2012 season, his crew worked the Cowboys’ 27-24 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers were not called for a penalty in that game. The Cowboys had eight for 61 yards. He also refereed the Cowboys’ 35-17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8 of the 2010 season. The Cowboys were penalized three times for 20 yards and the Jaguars had six penalties for 36 yards.

Last week Blakeman worked the Miami Dolphins-Buffalo Bills game and had 10 penalties. Nine of the penalties were accepted for 60 yards. The visiting Dolphins had three penalties for 20 yards. The Bills had six penalties for 40 yards.

The breakdown:

Offside on free kick – 1

Illegal contact – 2

Delay of game – 1

Offside – 1

Unsportsmanlike conduct (sideline interference) – 1

Offensive holding – 1

Defensive holding – 1

False start – 2

Quarter by quarter:

First – 1

Second – 2

Third – 7

Fourth – 0