For only the second time since Jerry Jones introduced his giant Dallas Cowboys' videoboard, a kick smacked into the screen. According to USA Today on Aug. 25, this one was from a Chris Jones punt that sailed very high.
According to NFL rules, if an object such as the Cowboys' videoboard, or one of those floating cameras, interferes with the ball's trajectory, it is considered interference and the play will start over. Since Jones' very nice punt, hit the videoboard, he had to re-punt the ball.
That was not good for the Dallas Cowboys, as his next punt was caught by Brandon Tate, who then returned it 75 yards for a touchdown. Dallas ended up winning by a score of 24-18, so it was no-harm, no-foul, but it is something that the Cowboys' kickers might want to think about in the future.
The first time a ball hit the Cowboys' videoboard was in 2009, the first year of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium's existence, when Tennessee Titans' punter A.J. Trapasso hit the board. It turned out, in that instance, the kicker was aiming to see if he could hit it.
According to punter Chris Jones after the game, hitting the Cowboys' videoboard won't change his play and he will kick the ball the same every time, no matter what might be in his way.