Skip compares Zach Ertz’s TD catch in Super Bowl LII to Dez Bryant’s incomplete pass against Packers in the playoffs

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Skip Bayless compares Zach Ertz's touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LII to Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant's incomplete catch against the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs.

- So then that brings us to play number two. It's the third and seventh play. It's the play of the game. From the 11, they're down 33 at 32, 2:25 to go. And great, sweet design. They send all four receivers to the right and they got Zach Ertz alone on Devin McCourty. He's all alone. So it's one on one solo.


- And it's that Jesse James Dez Bryant play all over again.

SHANNON SHARPE: Actually, it's not.

SKIP BAYLESS: It's Jesse James versus New England at Pittsburgh.

- No.

SKIP BAYLESS: And it's Dez Bryant versus Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay--

- No, it's not.

SKIP BAYLESS: --in the 2014 playoff game.

- No, it's not, Skip.

SKIP BAYLESS: Yes, it is--

- Because Zac Ertz--

SKIP BAYLESS: --both times.

- --Zac Ertz catches the football.

SKIP BAYLESS: So did Jessie James.

- He takes one, two, three, dive at the--

- One, two, three, where are you getting one, two, three?

SHANNON SHARPE: What are you watching?

- I don't see any one, two, three.

- Run this play right here.

SKIP BAYLESS: I saw Dez Bryant go one, two, three.

- No, you didn't. You saw Dez bobbling the ball on the way down.

SKIP BAYLESS: He did not.

- Watch this. He catches it. He's got it. One, two, three, dive--

SKIP BAYLESS: There's no one, two.

SHANNON SHARPE: He's basically--

- You have to control the ball to the ground. You have to survive the ground.

SHANNON SHARPE: At that point in time, he's a running back diving into the end zone.

- Once upon a time-- the hypocrisy has kicked in for you again. Because after that game at Pittsburgh, I was the one who said by the spirit of the catch, that's a catch.


- And all he's trying to do is slam it across the goal line.

- Jesse James caught the ball.

SKIP BAYLESS: [INAUDIBLE] he caught it. It was done. He was done.

- No, Skip he turns and the ball hits the ground. Zac Ertz catches--

SKIP BAYLESS: He slammed it on the ground.

- He did not catch the ball and take the steps that Ertz did. Look at this, Skip. He didn't take-- he went to one knee, hit the ground. He did not possess the ball like Ertz. Ertz is not a running back diving into the end zone. But still, all that withstanding-- no hold on, wait a minute.

- Wait, wait, wait, wait, we're not going to change the subject. We're going to finish this.


- By the letter of the current NFL law, that is not a catch. Neither is Clement's catch--


- --by the letter. Unless they had a secret meeting last week-- 'cause I know they're going to revisit this after--

SHANNON SHARPE: Oh, lord have mercy.

- --they're going to revisit this in the off-season, define what a catch really is. Unless they had a secret meeting and decided, let's change the rules before the Super Bowl so we can avoid any big controversy. Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels sat back both times on both plays. And I love both of them. I think they're really good at what they do.

SHANNON SHARPE: I think they're great.

- And they are really smart when it comes to pro football. And both of them said, gee, were stunned. We can't explain it.


- Both should have been overturned, both.


- Both!

SHANNON SHARPE: --Al Michaels is an all time great play by play. Cris Collinsworth is one of the best [INAUDIBLE] guys you're ever going to see.

- And he was a very good receiver in and of his own self.

- Yes, he was. But can you tell me which one is a replay official?

SKIP BAYLESS: I don't even care. I just know what I see.

- I'm going--

SKIP BAYLESS: I'm going on eye test.

- I'm going my eye test. And I know what a catch is.

- Yeah, you are the one who argued, wait a minute, by the letter of the current law Jesse James--

SHANNON SHARPE: Are you telling--

- --not a catch.

SHANNON SHARPE: Hold on, wait a minute. I just want to make sure I'm hearing you correctly and the fans at home that are watching this.

- Yeah, I want to make sure we're hearing you correctly. Because I think you're talking out of both sides.

- Are you saying that Zac Ertz and Jesse James' play are the exact same?

- They're close enough.


- They're both tight ends trying to slam the ball across the goal line right after they had control of the ball--

- Which guy--

- --after they had controlled it. They're trying to slam it like a running back across the goal line.

SHANNON SHARPE: Skip, Skip, Skip.

- Both of them controlled the ball.

- Skip, Skip--

- Spirit, by the spirit of the play--

- No, it's not--

- --I'm with you, it should have been a catch.

- It's not right.

- It's not by the current letter of the law, it's not a catch. I'm sorry.

- Zach Ertz caught the ball. He turns up the field. He's running. He dives. He's a running back diving into the end zone. Zac Ertz caught the ball, goes to one knee and [INAUDIBLE], that's not a catch.

- Could we please see that Dez Bryant play at Green Bay that should have won the game because it was such a catch? He's running with the ball. That's Tony Romo throwing to Dez Bryant. Got it, got it, got it, got it. Tried to slam it across the goal line with his left hand, got it, got it. Same play, same play. And that's not a catch?

SHANNON SHARPE: Nope, nope, nope.

- Did he not control the football?


- Oh, he's in complete control of the football. He's got it.


- He's got one, two--


- --slam it across the goal line. Total control of the football--


- --total control. It's a catch.


- And you said that wasn't a catch. I'm holding your feet to the fire.


- You told me that was not a catch. The Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe said that's not a catch. I think he controlled it.

SHANNON SHARPE: Sometimes, sometimes--