For the second straight year, the Dallas Cowboys saw their season end in the postseason at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers….on a poorly executed play.
Last year, the Cowboys were unable to spike the ball nor attempt one last pass to the end zone in time following a Dak Prescott run. The clock expired, and they fell 23-17 to the rival 49ers at AT&T Stadium.
This time, the Cowboys could only hope for a miracle at Levi’s Stadium to force overtime. They had a strange formation to set up an apparent lateral that went absolutely nowhere:
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If you wanted to know more about the idea of the play call? Tough luck. After the game, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy refused to go into detail about the team’s final (and incredibly strange) play of 2022, via Eric Edholm of NFL.com.
“I really don’t want to get into detail on it, but that obviously wasn’t the plan,” McCarthy said. “It’s obviously a gadget play or whatever to end it. It’s the last-play-situation call we practice.”
Regardless, the Cowboys stood a very low chance of actually getting to the 49ers’ end zone from there. At the end of the day, there are dozens of plays they could have done differently that could have won them the game. Instead, it’s the 49ers who get to travel to Philadelphia for a showdown with the Eagles to decide the NFC Champion.
With the loss, the Cowboys’ Super Bowl drought extends to 28 years.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.