Jordan Reed furious after blatant helmet-to-helmet hit does not result in penalty

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has dealt with a number of injuries throughout his career. Concussions, in particular, have been a major issue. Reed suffered two concussions while in college, and has had at least four more concussions in the NFL.

That might explain why Reed was so furious at the end of Thursday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. With time running out in the fourth quarter, Reed took a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from Xavier Woods on a crucial third down.

No penalty was called on the play. As Reed walked off the field, he took off and threw his helmet. Reed was later seen trying to plead his case to one of the refs on the sideline.

While Reed appeared to be OK, Washington’s offense did not take the field again. The team settled for a field goal, which cut the Cowboys’ lead to eight. Washington failed to recover an onside kick, and Dallas was able to run out the clock. The Cowboys went on to win the game 31-23.

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ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 22: Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (26) runs into a wall of Dallas defenders in the 1st half during a game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 22, 2018, in Arlington, TX. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 22: Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (12) during a game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 22, 2018, in Arlington, TX. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 22: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) shakes off Washington Redskins defensive end Jonathan Allen (93) as he runs for a late 4th quarter touchdown on a broken play during a game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 22, 2018, in Arlington, TX. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 22: Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) breaks away for a touchdown after a catch during the third quarter in a game against the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 22, 2018 in Arlington, Tx. Dallas beat Washington 31-23. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 22: Washington Redskins wide receiver Trey Quinn (14) catches a touchdown pass over Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown (30) during a game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 22, 2018, in Arlington, TX. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 22: Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (12) gets up after getting sacked late in the 4th quarter during the Washington Redskins loss to the Dallas Cowboys 31-23 at AT&T Stadium on November 22, 2018, in Arlington, TX. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 22: Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown (30) intercepts a pass in front of Washington Redskins wide receiver Trey Quinn (14) during the first quarter in a game against the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 22, 2018 in Arlington, Tx. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 22: Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) is hit hard while catching the ball by Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Jaylon Smith (54) and Dallas Cowboys free safety Xavier Woods (25) during the fourth quarter in a game against the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 22, 2018 in Arlington, Tx. Dallas beat Washington 31-23. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 22: Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) remains on the turf following a hit by Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Jaylon Smith (54) and Dallas Cowboys free safety Xavier Woods (25) during the fourth quarter in a game against the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 22, 2018 in Arlington, Tx. Dallas beat Washington 31-23. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Nov 22, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) cannot hold on to the ball after being hit by Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Jaylon Smith (54) in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 22, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) is tackled by Dallas Cowboys free safety Xavier Woods (25) and middle linebacker Jaylon Smith (54) during the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Amari Cooper, receptor de los Cowboys de Dallas, festeja tras anotar ante los Redskins de Washington el jueves 22 de noviembre de 2018 (AP Foto/Ron Jenkins)
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott greets fans as he comes off the field following the Cowboys' 31-23 win over the Washington Redskins in an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
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Reed has had trouble staying healthy throughout his career. On top of concussions, Reed has also dealt with foot, knee and hamstring injuries. Reed has yet to play a full 16-game season, though the 28-year-old has not missed a game in 2018.

Reed turned in his finest performance of the season against the Cowboys on Thursday. With Alex Smith out, Reed caught six passes for 75 yards with Colt McCoy leading Washington.

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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