The Cowboys’ season got here to an finish on Sunday with a 23–17 loss to the 49ers at residence, and the conclusion was chock-full of drama and controversy. Dallas had an opportunity to drive down the sphere and win the sport within the last minute, however ran out of time earlier than they might get the final play snapped in time.
On the final official play of the sport, quarterback Dak Prescott ran a quarterback draw to the 49ers’ 24-yard line. After the run, Prescott acquired up and handed the ball to his middle, as the remainder of the offense hurried to spike the ball. However by rule, the referee should contact and spot the ball earlier than the following play can start. Because the umpire ran from behind the play to take action, he collided with Prescott and the offensive line, delaying his recognizing of the ball. Time ran out earlier than Prescott might get an opportunity to kill the clock, ending the sport.
Afterward, fans and gamers alike had been upset, with Cowboys fans throwing trash onto the sphere as gamers and officers headed for the locker room. Prescott was requested about this in his post-game presser, and he initially expressed disappointment that fans would throw trash at their very own crew’s gamers. When he was instructed they had been throwing particles at the officers, he reportedly stated, “Credit score to them, then,” per ESPN’s Ed Werder.
“The fans felt the identical means as us. I suppose that’s why the refs took off and acquired out of there so quick,” Prescott stated, according to Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News. “I believe all people is upset with the way in which this factor performed out.”
Whereas frustration was clearly at a excessive following the abrupt and contentious ending to the season, Prescott’s phrases of reward for fans hurling objects at referees will definitely come below scrutiny within the days and weeks to return.
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