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)

“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.

Rick Maese is a sports features writer for The Washington Post.
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