NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino revealed his thoughts on the controversial non-call in the Dallas Cowboys-Detroit Lions NFC Wild Card game.
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The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Detroit Lions, 24-20, in Sunday’s NFC Wild Card game, but the game did not end without controversy.
In the fourth quarter, the Lions faced a 3rd-and-1 play and appeared to have a first down after pass interference was called on Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens. However, the flag was picked up, and the Lions were forced to punt as they were able to get a first down.
The Cowboys proceeded to score the game-winning touchdown as the Lions were unable to respond with a last-minute rally. The call angered many fans, and NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino said that the officials made a mistake.
Bleacher Report revealed Blandino’s comments on this controversial call that will be talked about for a long time through their Twitter account.
NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino say Cowboys LB Anthony Hitchens should’ve been flagged for defensive holding http://t.co/ootO4Ls14m
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 5, 2015