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August 22, 2013

Cowboys safety Micah Pellerin draws a fine for hit against Cardinals

Defensive back Micah Pellerin said he was fined $15,750 by the NFL for a hit against Cardinals punt returner Charles Hawkins that drew an unnecessary roughness penalty last week, but he declined to talk about whether he would appeal it.

He smiled and was ready to say something, then thought better of it.

“No comment,” he said.

But earlier in the week, he said it was a bang-bang play.

“It’s just one of those plays that, being such a bang-bang play that without seeing a replay, you kind of just anticipate a flag,” Pellerin said. “He’s a shorter guy. He ducked. I’m taller, so you know. I didn’t mean to.”

Pellerin, a first-year player from Hampton, caught the Cowboys’ eye with physical play in training camp, and he is gaining confidence.

“I feel like I’m doing well,” he said. “Just been moving up defense, and special teams I’ve been moving up this week. I’m just excited moving up.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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