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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 09/28/2011

DeAngelo Hall says frustration led to criticism of play-call

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall said he spoke out of frustration when he questioned a pivotal defensive play-call late in Monday night’s 18-16 loss at Dallas.

“I might have been a little overzealous,” he said Wednesday. “You guys know me.”

On third-and-21, the Redskins heavily blitzed Tony Romo, which left Hall alone with receiver Dez Bryant. Bryant made a 30-yard reception and the Cowboys gained another 15 yards when Hall was flagged for a facemask penalty.


Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall appears to grab Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Dez Bryant's face mask during a tackle Monday night. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Hall said he watched film of the play with coaches and understands why they chose to blitz their safeties and linebackers on the play.

“If I’m on Madden, I probably try to do the same thing. ...No matter what’s called, we have to go out there and execute it,” he said. “I thought I said that after the game.”

After reviewing the play, Hall said he could have played it better -- “could’ve stayed inside better,” he said.

But he was frustrated by the loss, he said, and let his emotions get the best of him. “Cowboys might send me a bill. I broke a couple things down there,” he said.

Hall said he still doesn’t agree with the facemask penalty and said the league hasn’t notified him of any fine connected to it.

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