Dak Prescott had a career-low for passing yards, Jason Witten didn't have a catch, Ezekiel Elliott had his lowest rushing output since week 2, and the Dallas Cowboys had their lowest scoring game of the season. They also won their 11th in a row. And,yet again, a marquee prime-time NFL game ends with an officiating controversy.
Dallas (11-1) beat Minnesota (6-6) in an ugly game, 17-15. The Vikings had a chance to tie with 25 seconds left in the fourth quarter after scoring a touchdown, but quarterback Sam Bradford airmailed his intended receiver on the two-point conversion try while apparently getting hit in face. On the same play, the Cowboy left tackle should have been called for a false start. No call, game over.
Good teams win when they take advantage of opponent’s mistakes. They also take advantage of miscues by the officials. The Cowboys didn’t play a great game, but they were the better team and in the end, they won. There was no guarantee that if the 2 pointer was made that the Vikings would have won. Still, we need better officiating.
Seems to me calls are being missed left and right and most of the officials are too slow and can't keep up with the pace of play, or just not focusing on their specific area of responsibility. Naysayers will say that you don't want to officials to determine the outcome of the game, but one could argue that they are determining the outcome of a game by not making calls as well. At times it appears they throw too many flags for small infractions like pass interference where you see little or no contact, and then they miss the obvious, like the hit on the head in last night’s biggest play of the game.
The Commish should get off his overpaid ass and do something. Every week it is the same story...2 or 3 missed calls causing a team a game. This the worst year ever for NFL officiating. Something has got to change. Fans are already not watching for various other reasons. They don't need another. I just hope the crew for the Giants-Cowboys game is better than we saw last night.
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