Dez Bryant catch reversed by referees (Video)
An incredible 4th-down catch by Dez Bryant was reversed by the referees upon review, essentially ending the Cowboys’ chances of a comeback win in Green Bay on Sunday.
The Cowboys had a 4th-and-2 at the Green Bay 32 down 26-21 to the Packers in the NFC divisional playoff game between the teams Sunday, and Tony Romo decided to go to Dez. He threw a deep ball down the left sidelines to Bryant, who out-jumped Sam Shields to make the catch. The play was initially ruled a catch on the field, which would have set up the Cowboys for potential go-ahead touchdown. However, Bryant lost the ball while going to the ground, so Packers coach Mike McCarthy decided to challenge the call. He won the review, which was his first time winning a challenge all season.
“After review, it has been determined the receiver did not maintain possession of the football during the process of the catch. The balls comes loose and hits the ground. Therefore it is an incomplete pass,” was the announcement from the officials.
Here’s another look at it:
Dez Bryant couldn’t believe the decision:
The ground can cause an incomplete pass, which is the reason why this was overturned.
Last week the Cowboys benefited from a controversial call, and this week they were hurt by one.