It's a stupid rule
"Cowboys owner Jerry Jones even spoke to the group about his opposition, calling the rule "too vague."
Jerry should know by now that the rule will only be enforced against the Cowboys so it doesn't matter how vague it is.
I cannot see how they could enforce this rule consistently. It leaves way too much up to the individual official and is too complex. The official has to determine several things in order to throw the flag or not:
1. Was it within 3 yards of the LOS and outside the tackle box?
2. Was the tackler able to use an different style of tackle?
3. Did the tackler "throw" or "yank" the player down, or did he merely grab and hang on? (To me this is a really stupid part of the rule because if he simply hangs on he will be pulled into the back of the runners legs and has a higher probability of injuring him, but what do I know?).
4. Did the tackler grab the shoulder pads or the jersey?
All of this while also watching the sidelines, the ball, the blocking, and trying not to get run over or tripping over someone while running down field.
It is too much to ask of these part-timers who officiate NFL games.
Captain Nathan Brittles: "Only the man who commands can be blamed. It rests on me... mission failure!"
"Jerry Jones is a billionaire fan who bought his own team for the express purpose of buying his way into the game. He wants to hang out with the players, stand in front of the cameras, be the face of the team (yech), make personnel moves as if this were a video game, and more than anything else, be seen as the guy who made it all happen."