After the 5-yard penalty incurred by the Lions for delay of game, then the 10-yard punt, the Cowboys took over at their own 41-yard line (yes,5 yards downfield from where the Lions had a fourth-and-1). Metcalf. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience.

"This information came and then the officials got together a little bit later, after it was given to me, the first information. The following is a list of all regular season and postseason games played between the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions. That was the primary concern. You can say what you want about this game and how the referees affected the outcome, but objectively, it was a fun one to watch. What the heck happened at the end of the Cowboys-Lions game?

We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. He thought it was face-guarding.". Detroit sets up in a "22" personnel grouping -- two tight ends and two running backs -- to make the Cowboys believe a run play is coming. Apparently what he told the back judge was convincing enough for the back judge to acquiesce. The line judge did have a better angle on Hitchens, who was trailing Pettigrew, but apparently thought that it was face-guarding with only minimal contact. It doesn't help that this play happened right in the no-man's land, triangulated between the back judge, head linesman and side judge.

Because the ball had been in Lawrence's possession, the Lions got a fresh set of downs to boot. As for the Lions, well, they're going home disappointed and angry. This is legal. Do you go for it, try to step on their throats and finish a drive that started at your 5-yard line? After the game, Morelli explained the decision. The team has not won a playoff game since the 1991 season, when they beat Dallas. Are you a Stathead, too? The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. Visit the state elections site. (e) Cutting off the path of a receiver by making contact with him without playing the ball. Simply falling down with the football would have almost assured the Cowboys the victory, but as Lawrence looked to run with it, the ball was knocked back out, and recovered by Detroit. The following is a list of all regular season and postseason games played between the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions. However, it's underthrown. Watch every catch by Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett who caught 15 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns on "Sunday Night Football" against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7. "The back judge threw his flag for defensive pass interference," he said, according to the pool report.

Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Monday, October 26, 6:42AM. By Dave Halprin Dec 30, 2014, 11:30am CST Detroit Lions Out Of Playoffs After Controversial Call During Wild-Card Matchup Against Dallas Cowboys, another official from a different angle that thought the contact was minimal and didn’t warrant pass interference, I thought it was ridiculous, to be honest, The Dallas Cowboys will now head to Green Bay. As Pettigrew heads downfield, he has to turn his hips all the way around and attempt to reach down and through the defender -- it comes in at around his stomach area, and actually hits the trailing linebacker in the shoulder pad. OK, first, let's set up the game situation. Detroit Lions 20 at Dallas Cowboys 17 on September 19th, 1994 - Full team and player stats and box score Detroit Lions 0 at Dallas Cowboys 5 on December 26th, 1970 - Full team and player stats and box score The NFL doesn't condone players coming that far onto the field to argue a call. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Really shocking.". Danny Kelly breaks it down. I'd guess the back judge didn't have an excellent angle on the infraction as he was approximately 15-20 yards away from the action (at least), and trusted what the head linesman had seen. This is legal. Arizona Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Simmons Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson with a clutch play in overtime on "Sunday Night Football.". Cam Newton’s decline is such a damn shame. Dak Prescott threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns, lifting the Dallas Cowboys to a 35-27 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions Results. All-time Passing Leader: Matthew Stafford 3,661/5,864, 42,265 yds, 265 TD . The head linesman, who started at the line of scrimmage then was in charge of keeping an eye on action down his sideline, overruled him. A wacky, wild and weird finish to a game that will be remembered for years to come because of the controversial call/non-call.

Normally, this would be a penalty. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett hauls in unbelievable fourth-down, toe-drag TD.

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