NFL broadcasters Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen may have invented a new penalty with the perfect call on an unusual play Sunday.

Fox booth No. 1 had the call for the confrontation between the Dallas Cowboys and carolina panthersand the two had to think on the fly how to deal with a play they had never seen before.

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On third-and-19, Cowboys receiver Brandin Cooks was tackled near the sticks by Panthers defensive back Xavier Woods. But in the process, Woods committed not one, but two penalties. With one hand he grabbed Cooks’ mask. And with the other, Woods dropped Cooks with a horse-neck tackle. The referee called both fouls and Burkhardt and Olsen later completed the analysis.

“Do you know how they have escorigami?” Olsen said. “I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a face mask horse collar applied simultaneously to the same guy at the same time. That might be the first time.”

Burkhardt also had that once-in-a-lifetime moment, referring to the play as a “horse mask” penalty.

For a play to be new to Olsen, who played 14 seasons in the NFL before launching his television career, it has to be unusual. But fans loved the duo’s ability to think on the fly and end up with a wise decision for a unique moment.

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