The NFL is reportedly investigating the New York Giants use of walkie-talkies during their game against the Cowboys.
The NFL is investigating whether the Giants violated NFL rules by using a walkie-talkie to communicate plays between head coach Ben McAdoo and quarterback Eli Manning. According to the New York Post, the radio transmitter in quarterback Eli Manning's helmet malfunctioned during the fourth quarter of Sunday night's game.
After the game, the Cowboys filed a formal request for the league to investigate the legality of the walkie-talkie use.
During a play in the NFL the head coach can communicate with his quarterback via a transmitter system. When 15 seconds remain on the play clock, that transmission is terminated.
According to the New York Post, this is where the legality issues arise:
NFL officials cannot ensure that teams using a walkie-talkie are in compliance with league rules, which stipulate the communication between the sideline and the quarterback shut off when 15 seconds remain on the play clock.
It's been week of controversy for the Giants, who accused the Pittsburgh Steelers of deflating footballs in their game two weeks ago.