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:
Once again the refs are going to be the talk of the game. It's getting out of hand #sameshitdiffweek— theo riddick (@Riddick6) January 11, 2015
It's Funny how life works... Haha— Cornelius Lucas (@larry_lovestein) January 11, 2015
KARMA— George Johnson (@GeoJohns92) January 11, 2015
Poetic Justice. Sorry Cowboys fans, but this is hilarious.— Corey Hilliard (@slabzilla78) January 11, 2015
Karma Always Comes Back Around.. But— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) January 11, 2015
They shouldn't be the ones playing anyway!...— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) January 11, 2015
I hope Cowboys fans don't relentlessly focus on one play. I mean, they had plenty of time to win afterward. Get over it. Move on.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) January 11, 2015
Same ref that made the Calvin Johnson "complete the process" call, made that call on Dez... what are the odds?— Ron Jaworski (@jawsespn) January 11, 2015
Karma's a bitch. #Cowboys— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) January 11, 2015