Cowboys v. Chiefs: Game Balls and Close Calls

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Week Two is in the books and the Dallas Cowboys have come back to the pack after this week’s road loss to the Kansas City Chiefs,  Even though the loss was absolutely disappointing, given that Dallas only lost by one point and did not play exceptionally well at all, there were a few bright spots to be found.  Each week, I am unveiling a new post here on the Landry Hat called “Game Balls and Close Calls.”  The post will focus on one player on offense, defense and special teams that I feel played the best.  It will also focus on the most influential plays that determined either a win or a loss.

Without further ado, here is the very first edition of Game Balls and Close Calls

Dez Bryant
Honorable Mention: Tyron Smith, Tony Romo

Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) catches a pass during the first half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Even though he dropped an easy catch that could have been at minimum, a huge gain and possibly even a touchdown, Bryant was one of the few Cowboys who came with it on Sunday offensively.  Bryant totalled nine catches for 141 yards and a touchdown.  It could have been a lot more if not for the aforementioned drop and maybe the worst offensive pass interference call I’ve seen in quite some time.  Bryant was the lone bright spot for the Dallas skill position players, dominating the first quarter and single-handedly getting the Cowboys into field goal range on their first drive and a touchdown on the next one.  Unfortunately, no one else stepped up or else the end result of this game would most certainly had been different.

Smith was considered for his work against the Chiefs pass rush as he did not allow a sack.  Romo could have received a game ball but his fourth quarter (8 for 15, 69 yards a fumble) failed to produce a go ahead score.

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  • Harm Williams

    If you are going to complain about the PI call on Claiborne and keep quiet about the PI call on Eric Berry, where no one saw any contact in the reviews, that picked off Romo late in the 4th …. Then you really have zero credibility.

    • jayhwk01

      If we are talking credibility on all calls can I have the phantom PI call that went against Dez Bryant as offensive pass interference mentioned as well. No one saw any contact in the reviews on that one either. The Chiefs had 3 delays of games and two of those were called. 75% is not bad I guess. How about the helmet to helmet no call when the Dallas TE got crushed. I thought that was an emphasis this year. Can we also mention the holding call that was completely missed when Ware was held and the resulting play was a TD pass to Bowe. Officials blew that one as well.
      We can do this all day long… the end KC had the better end of the call on the whole but you know what? Does not matter. Dallas blew it’s opportunities and that is on Dallas. They should have won but did not….calls or no.