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Dean Blandino, suspected Cowboys fan, resigns as NFL head of officiating

Bad news (for Dallas).

NFL: NFL Meetings Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL announced some truly great news on Friday morning. NFL senior vice president of officiating, Dean Blandino, has resigned from his position with the league in order to take a television job.

Why is this news so great? Well, Blandino is suspected to be a Dallas Cowboys fan. He was once spotted partying on a Cowboys party bus. He also celebrated a Dez Bryant touchdown during last year’s first Eagles-Cowboys game.

Making matters even more concerning was that the NFL changed their replay system this offseason to give Blandino final say on every single review. No longer will officials at the game have that kind of power. But now Blandino is gone.

Cowboys thing aside, it’s not like Blandino was thought to be the best at his job anyway. One can only wonder if this “resignation” was more of a forced exit. In any case, hopefully the NFL makes a good hire to replace him.

Some might be disappointed that they’ll have to hear Blandino when watching football on TV now, but he seems a lot less harmless in that role than his previous one.