Cowboys get sympathy from unlikely places after reverse call

After Dez Bryant's catch was initially called complete at the one-yard line, a review coming off a Packers' challenge overturned the call on the field which resulted in a turnover on downs for the Cowboys late in the fourth quarter.

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Brace yourselves.

Cowboys fans around the nation are creating an uproar about the would-be spectacular fourth-down, late fourth-quarter catch made by Dez Bryant just shy of the goal line reversed by officials coming after a challenge from Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy.

The call proved to be the difference-maker as the Packers went on the win the game 26-21 over the Cowboys at Lambeau Field.

Here’s a closer view of the play.

Good news, Cowboys nation, you have some sympathy from the most unlikely of people. 

New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was the first to voice his opinion. 

And more surprisingly, one week after a controversial pass interference call in their loss to the Cowboys in the wild-card round of the playoffs, the Detroit Lions showed compassion (or a cleverly placed diss) as they fell victim to a similar call on a would’ve-been Calvin Johnson touchdown in 2010 against the Chicago Bears.

Johnson’s touchdown catch would have likely meant a win for the Lions in the game from 2010, as the Cowboys had much better odds Sunday if Bryant’s catch wasn’t ruled incomplete.

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