Hard hits are no longer allowed in the NFL. Obviously, not to the head, but not the body, ground, wall or self either.
After Josh Brown's 52-yard field goal, Dallas regained possession at their own 20-yard line. On third-and-long, Romo threw deep to Dez Bryant and momentarily connected for a long completion. But as he took the ball in, Reggie Nelson flew in with his shoulder and drilled Bryant in the chest (repeat: shoulder to chest), knocking the receiver to his back and jarring the ball loose. Nelson was called for a 15-yard penalty and the drive continued.
With a new set of downs, the Cowboys could do nothing. An incompletion on first and second-down was followed by pure justice--a Reggie Nelson sack to end the drive. Beautiful.
After a Dallas punt, Bengals took over at their own 34-yard line.