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Officials breakdown: Clete Blakeman

IRVING, Texas -- For the second time this season, the Dallas Cowboys will have Clete Blakeman as the referee for a game.

Blakeman’s crew will work Thursday’s Dallas game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He worked the Cowboys’ Week 3 win against the St. Louis Rams. The Cowboys were penalized three times for 15 yards. The Rams had eight penalties for 119 yards.

Blakeman has worked three Cowboys games since 2010. The Cowboys are 2-1, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers (Week 15, 2012) and Rams and losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars (Week 8, 2010). In those contests, the Cowboys have been flagged 14 times for 96 yards. Their opponents have been penalized 14 times for 155 yards. The Steelers did not have a flag in the 2012 game.

Blakeman worked the Green Bay Packers-Minnesota Vikings game last week and threw 18 flags with 15 accepted penalties. The Packers were penalized eight times for 75 yards and the Vikings were flagged seven times for 77 yards.

The breakdown:

False start – 1

Intentional grounding – 1

Defensive pass interference – 1

Illegal shift – 1

Defensive holding – 3

Offensive holding – 5

Face mask – 1

Illegal block above the waist – 1

Interference with opportunity to catch kick – 1

Roughing the passer – 2

Neutral zone infraction - 1

Quarter-by-quarter:

First – 3

Second – 6

Third – 5

Fourth – 4