Report: Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz Fined For Thanksgiving Day TD Celebration

Dec 3, 2022, 3:08 PM | Updated: 3:22 pm
Peyton Hendershot #89 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates a touchdown with Jake Ferguson #87 and Dalton Schultz #86 during the second half in the game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Bingham Miners and current Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz reportedly received a fine from the NFL for his participation in a touchdown celebration on Thanksgiving Day.

The Cowboys hosted the Giants at AT&T Stadium on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.

Schultz led Dallas to a 28-20 victory behind a two-touchdown performance. After one of Dallas’ touchdowns, Schultz and some of his Cowboy teammates celebrated by jumping into a giant Salvation Army donation bucket and simulating a “Whack-A-Mole” game.

The NFL has since levied fines for the celebration, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

“Pay up, Dak Prescott: The NFL fined #Cowboys tight ends Dalton Schultz ($13,261), Jake Ferguson ($4,895), Peyton Hendershot ($3,944) and Sean McKeon ($4,994) for their Whack-A-Mole celebration in the Salvation Army bucket,” the NFL insider tweeted. “Prescott said teammates would cover any fines.”

After Pelissero’s report, the former Bingham High star added a simple comment.

“Boooo,” Schultz posted on Twitter.

Schultz’s scores came on back-to-back possession during the third quarter of action. Midway through the quarter, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott hit the former Bingham star for 15 yards and six points. Schultz’s first touchdown catch gave Dallas a 14-13 lead.

On Dallas’ next possession, Prescott and Schultz connected for a six-yard scoring strike. Schultz’s second touchdown reception put the Cowboys ahead, 21-13.

Dallas held on for a 28-20 victory. Schultz finished the contest with four catches for 31 yards and two touchdowns.

RELATED: Former Bingham Miners Standout Leads Cowboys To Thanksgiving Day Win

With the win, the Cowboys improved their record to 8-3, including 5-1 at home.

Dallas’ next game is at home for Sunday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, December 4 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV.

About Dalton Schultz

Following his high school career at Bingham, Schultz played for the Stanford Cardinal.

After his time at Stanford, the Cowboys selected Schultz during the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Schultz saw little playing time during his first two seasons in the league. In 2020, he caught the first touchdown of his NFL career and finished the year with four scores.

Last season, Schultz had a breakout year for Dallas. He helped the Cowboys reach the playoffs and ended the year with 78 catches for 808 yards and eight touchdowns.

Before Week 12, Schultz had totaled 183 catches for 1,824 yards and 13 touchdowns during his five seasons in the NFL.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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