Why The Dallas Cowboys Successful Season Feels Like Failure

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Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) and head coach head coach Jason Garrett react after a play was overturned against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Déjà vu.

Another week comes and goes with two great teams battling tooth and nail and yet the biggest topic of conversation will be centered around a controversial call by an official.

The Dallas Cowboys do not deserve it.  Neither do the Green Bay Packers for that matter.  Both teams, in different ways, gave epic performances that were worth every bit of the pomp and circumstance that comes with a NFL playoff matchup.

Yet, here we are.  Left to debate the opinions of those who will never throw a pass, make a catch or gain one single yard in an effort to win a game.  One team’s entire season that they put so much work into is over, largely based on someone else’s interpretation of a rule.

Before we review the actual play, I want to make something 100% perfectly clear so that it is never misunderstood.  I will write this numerous times to make sure it does not get missed.

The Dallas Cowboys did not lose to the Green Bay Packers because of the call of an official.

We’ll certainly spend a fair amount of time talking about the things that happened that have Dallas sitting at home and not preparing for Seattle later.  Unfortunately, you cannot thoroughly review this contest between two very good teams and leave out the seminal moment near the end of the game.