I’ve seen it everywhere, I’ve heard it from everyone, and I doubt Cowboys fans even want to hear it again, but what transpired at the end of the game is exactly why football is sometimes referred to as “the game of inches”. As a result of Dez Bryant’s fingers touching the white line prior to the rest of his body landing in the end zone, the Cowboys game winning touchdown with six seconds left was reversed and the Dallas Cowboys ultimately lost the game.
Dez Bryant has been the luckiest person this season, in his career game against the Ravens, he dropped a pass that would have sent the game to overtime, and in this game in his efforts to lessen the impact of his fall, he put his fingers out of bounds. Cowboys fans are all asking the questions, what if he just tucked his arm, what if he put a fist down instead, etc. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, those are just what ifs and the Cowboys are now 3-4 and the New York Giants have a commanding lead in the division with a 6-2 record.
However, the brunt of the blame can’t fall onto Dez Bryant, Bryant and the Cowboys other receivers all had exceptional games, it was Tony Romo who threw three first half interceptions that helped the Giants build a quick 23-0 lead. Tony Romo managed to throw for 437-yards, and even led the Cowboys to score 24 unanswered points to take the lead against the Giants in the third quarter, but he was unable to finish the comeback and the Cowboys will now play their next two games on the road.
Next week the Cowboys will look to rebound against the undefeated Atlanta Falcons, and following that, they will travel to Philadelphia to play their third divisional game of the season.