The Dallas Cowboys season ended on one of the worst calls of the season.
Let’s spare hyperbole, the Dallas Cowboys were on the wrong side of the worst call of the 2020 season.
Not only was it seemingly the wrong call, one that was reviewed and still determined to be the ruling, but the ramifications of the call are massive.
As the Giants were running out the clock in a one-score game, Wayne Gallman fumbled the ball and didn’t clearly recover it before a scrum for possession broke out.
After that scrum it was initially ruled as being the Giants ball, before being switched to the Cowboys. It was reversed one final time to rule that the Giants had possession before it went to a booth review.
Was this recovered by the Giants or Cowboys? 🤔
— PFF (@PFF) January 3, 2021
After a lengthy review, the call stood and the Giants ran the clock out on the game and the Cowboys season.
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) January 3, 2021
This is a monumental failure. While neither Dallas nor New York could have won the division simply with a win, whoever lost was officially eliminated. By ruling against the Cowboys, officials effectively decided the playoff fate of a team.
Of course, you don’t need to remind Cowboys fans what it feels like to have a season ended on a bad call by officials. We’re only six years removed from the Dez Bryant catch game that ended the Cowboys season short of a Super Bowl berth.
There are bad calls, there are wrong calls, and there’s whatever happened to the Dallas Cowboys.