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  1. Former comedian Dean Blandino is one of the most powerful men in ...

    Elizabeth Merrill

    Once a stand-up comedian, Dean Blandino, vice president of officiating, is now one of the most powerful men in the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2015
  2. Jason Garrett of Dallas Cowboys on Dez Bryant reversal -- Loss no...

    Todd Archer

    For the second straight week, the Dallas Cowboys' season came down to a decision by the referee. Dez Bryant's 31-yard catch was overturned via replay by referee Gene Steratore.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2015
  3. NFL tells Detroit Lions officials missed holding on Dallas Cowboy...

    Adam Schefter

    The NFL admitted to the Detroit Lions on Tuesday that officials missed a blatant hold on Ndamukong Suh on a crucial fourth-down conversion from Tony Romo to Jason Witten with six minutes left in Sunday's wild-card game.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2015
  4. Dez being on the field: 'The ref really wasn't listening to what ...

    Calvin Watkins

    In the confusion of the pass interference penalty that was called against the Dallas Cowboys and then taken back, was Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant. He was on the field screaming at the officials about the pass interference call against linebac...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  5. Dean Blandino -- Holding call missed vs. Dallas Cowboys LB Anthon...

    NFL head of officials Dean Blandino said Monday that the no-call on pass interference against Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew by Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens was debatable but holding definitely should have been called on the play.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2015
  6. Referee Pete Morelli explains overturned pass interference call d...

    Todd Archer

    Referee Pete Morelli said after Sunday's Cowboys-Lions game that while Dallas LB Anthony Hitchens was initially flagged for pass interference by the back judge, head linesman Jerry Bergman's deciding view was that the contact didn't warrant PI.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2015
  7. Mailbag -- Emphasis on pass-defense penalties, other preseason ob...

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's mailbag: The officials' emphasis on pass-defense penalties was clear during the first wave of preseason games.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2014
  8. Coughlin: Refs were right on Cruz fumble

    Kieran Darcy

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It may have pained him to say it, but New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin gave the officials credit on Monday. Coughlin said they made the right call on Victor Cruz's first-quarter fumble against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunda...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  9. Dean Blandino -- NFL may mull taunting rule tweak

    NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino said the NFL competition committee likely will review the league's taunting rule in the offseason.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  10. Five ways to improve the replacement officials

    Ashley Fox

    Here are five ways to improve the NFL's replacement officials.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2012
  11. Gambling - NFL Week 3 line moves and new overtime rules

    Chad Millman

    Chad Millman takes a look at NFL Week 3 line moves and some officiating trends that could help bettors.

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  12. NFL pulls replacement ref from New Orleans Saints' game

    Chris Mortensen

    One of the replacement officials assigned to the New Orleans-Carolina game Sunday is a Saints fan, according to his Facebook page. After being made aware of the situation this morning, the NFL pulled side judge Brian Stropolo from the officiating crew.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2012
  13. Sources -- NFL trained fill-in referees in N.Y. last week

    Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter

    The NFL is preparing replacement referees as much as it possibly can, going so far as to bring 17 referees to New York this past week to watch the Cowboys-Giants opener with the league's head of officials, Carl Johnson, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2012
  14. Jim Core, other referees with experience in Division II, Division...

    The NFL kicked off the season with replacement referees and, for the most part, nothing seemed different.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  15. No talks Monday between NFL, referees' union

    Two days before the NFL season kicks off, no talks are scheduled between the league and the locked-out on-field officials.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2012
  16. NFL, referees break off labor talks with no new meetings set

    The NFL Referees Association says it has broken off talks with the league after another meeting Saturday morning failed to reach a resolution on a new labor deal.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2012