Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields said that Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant made a catch on the game-changing play in the playoff game, where he had covered Bryant at the time.
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In an ironic twist in the NFL playoffs, the Green Bay Packers endured controversy after having a call go their way as they defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 26-21. The Cowboys had defeated the Detroit Lions after a pass interference call against them was reversed.
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant appeared to have a catch on a fourth-down play that would have given the Cowboys possession at the one-yard line, but it was ruled incomplete.
Packers cornerback Sam Shields was covering Bryant on the play, and he has since come forward saying that Bryant made the catch.
“He made a helluva catch I was in great coverage,” the Packers cornerback said to Sports Illustrated.
Bryant’s “catch” will go down as one of the most memorable plays of the 2015 playoffs due to its controversy and excitement.
Sports Illustrated Wire reported on Shields’ comments in the late aftermath of the Packers-Cowboys playoff game.
— SI Wire (@SI_Wire) January 23, 2015