The Redskins' Thanksgiving loss to the Cowboys was frustrating. It was frustrating to watch and was frustrating to the fans. It was also frustrating for the players.
But perhaps no player was more frustrated than Jordan Reed after a controversial call late in the game.
Down 11 points, the Redskins were driving late in the fourth quarter, and Reed had a chance to keep the drive alive. But as Reed was securing the ball, he was struck in the helmet by Cowboys safety Xavier Woods, a clear helmet-to-helmet hit which should have been a penalty.
Jordan Reed has every right to be furious, clear hit to the helmet and it goes uncalled. Has to be frustrating, especially for a guy with a history of concussions. pic.twitter.com/v6EBmS2qNW— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) November 23, 2018
When Reed looked up, there was nothing yellow near him; the refs neglected to throw a flag on what seemed to be an obvious penalty.
A combination of utter disbelief and frustration led Reed to throw his helmet as he walked off the field.
Jordan Reed is all of us. pic.twitter.com/TEdDQMdztN— NBC Sports Redskins (@NBCSRedskins) November 23, 2018
Reed, who has had as many as six concussions in his career, has every right to be frustrated after being hit like that.
The drive ended up in a Dustin Hopkins field goal. But the Redskins failed to recover the onside kick, and the Cowboys were able to line up in victory formation.
We feel for you, Jordan.
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