The Cowboys were clearly unhappy with the officiating in Sunday’s 23-17 wild-card loss to the 49ers. And the fans in Arlington clearly shared in that frustration. Immediatelty after the game, fans at AT&T Stadium threw debris at the officials as they were leaving the field. Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott didn’t seem to think that was a problem after learning the trash was aimed at the officials and not the Cowboys.
“Credit to them,” he said.
That was a huge problem for NBA refs. The official Twitter account took to the popular social media site and condemned him for condoning violence towards game officials.
“The NBRA condemns the comments by Dak Prescott condoning violence against game officials. As an NFL leader, he should know better. We encourage the NFL to take action to discourage this deplorable behavior in the future.”
“The fans felt the same way as us,” Prescott added, according to Gehlken. “I guess that’s why the refs took off and got out of there so fast. I think everybody is upset with the way this thing played out.”
After after Prescott ran a quarterback draw that began with 14 seconds left, the team rushed to the line, where Prescott was marked down after a slide, and lined up for a spike. Instead of handing the ball to an official, Prescott handed it to center Tyler Biadasz, who tried to quickly snap it.
By rule, an official needs to touch that ball. The ref came in, grabbed the ball and marked it ready for play. By the time Biadasz snapped it to Prescott for the spike, the game was over.