Watch Dez Bryant's (non) catch in the video above. This would have given the Cowboys a first and goal at the 1-yard line and a chance to take the lead over the Packers late in the fourth quarter. But officials ruled it was not a catch.
According to the NFL rule book, it does appear to be called correctly -- it was not a catch. But the rule book sucks. The eye test, at least to me, shows this is a catch.
Chiefs players reacted to the Dez Bryant (non) catch on Twitter.
Tamba's reaction here is the best one:
WATCH WHAT YOU SAY ON TWITTER IN REGARDS TO THE OFFICIATING OF GAMES. YOU CAN BE FINE FOR CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL.— Tamba Hali (@TambaHali91) January 11, 2015
And the rest of them:
CATCH, FUMBLE, FUMBLE RECOVERED FOR TD. @DezBryant— Tamba Hali (@TambaHali91) January 11, 2015
Cowboys kinda just paid for that mulligan from last week.— Donald Stephenson (@Don59Wayne) January 11, 2015
Can someone please reeducate the football populace on what a catch is. Because I'm confused...— Husain Abdullah (@HAbdullah39) January 11, 2015
IN MY SUBJECTIVE OPINION I THOUGHT @DezBryant MADE A SPECTACULAR PLAY ON THE BALL. ANYONE FEEL THE SAME?— Tamba Hali (@TambaHali91) January 11, 2015
WOW!! What do you think about the #Dez call?! I thought it was a catch for sure. What a wild ending to a game. Can’t wait for the next one!— Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) January 11, 2015
Bad call!!!— Knile_0r_Never (@BoobieKnile_Era) January 11, 2015