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So, the Cowboys just lost on the Calvin Johnson rule

The Dallas Cowboys just lost to the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call involving the Calvin Johnson rule. How fitting.

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Going into Sunday's game between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, I really wasn't sure who to root for. On the one hand, it's not like I wanted to see a division rival advance to the NFC Championship Game, but I also didn't want to see the Cowboys advance after everything that happened when the Detroit Lions lost at Dallas a week ago. I guess more than anything I was just rooting for something controversial to happen, and boy did my wish come true.

In the final minutes of Sunday's game, the Cowboys appeared to complete a long pass to Dez Bryant on fourth-and-2. The pass would have put the Cowboys at the 1-yard line, setting them up for the potential game-winning touchdown. However, the Packers challenged the call, and upon further review, it was ruled that Bryant didn't complete the process. Yes, the Calvin Johnson rule resulted in the play being overturned.

Green Bay got the ball back after the turnover on downs and ran the final 4:06 off the clock to win by a score of 26-21. Dallas would have been a yard away from taking the lead if not for the overturned call, but a rule made famous by a Lions player took the ball away from the Cowboys, and they never got it back. Now that's what I call a fitting finish. Take it away, Twitter:

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