The Dallas Cowboys got the spark they needed in the second hald as they trailed 16-0 in the first half against the Denver Broncos.
That spark quickly went away when they blocked a punt and a Cowboys player tried to corral the ball and failed. The ball was then recovered by a member of the Denver punt team.
NFL Officiating Twitter account explained why that ball belonged to the Broncos instead of the Cowboys.
Because the Cowboys player failed to recover the ball to start, the ball was then considered live and the Broncos got a free first down.
That is a very weird rule that we don’t see often, but it is clearly a loophole that needs to be changed before we see it happen in the postseaosn.