The Dallas Cowboys are getting blasted on social media for their disastrous final play against the San Francisco 49ers.
In reality, the play is trivial as far as the outcome of the game.
The Cowboys needed to travel 70 yards to score a touchdown and had seconds (one play) to pull it off. Obviously, they were going to try something crazy. The execution, however, was a train wreck, and the general media has been fixated on picking apart all of its flaws — and there were several — as a result.
Look, there’s no denying this play was awful. Between Ezekiel Elliott lining up under center only to get pancaked, all the ineligible offensive linemen, Dak Prescott throwing to the middle of the field, and KaVontae Turpin getting walloped upon catching the ball, everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
You can add Cowboys legend Jimmy Johnson to the list of folks who despised this play-call. Based on Johnson’s tweet, his real gripe is with the fact Elliott snapped the ball and was put in a compromised position against Azeez Al-Shaair.
More Cowboys News:
- Hard to argue with that. You know what’s also dumb, though? The fact Johnson is still waiting to be inducted into Dallas’ Ring of Honor.
- Ezekiel Elliott’s future is maybe the biggest talking point surrounding the Cowboys this offseason. According to the Dallas Morning News, Elliott is willing to accept a pay cut to remain with the organization. This is the first offseason since Elliott signed his contract extension in 2019 that he doesn’t have any guaranteed money left on his salary, giving Dallas the necessary leverage to negotiate a reworked contract, or potentially even release Elliott.
- The Cardinals flew Dan Quinn in for his second interview for their head coaching vacancy, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Quinn is also a top candidate for the Broncos and Colts, who want to bring him in later this week.
- Dak Prescott’s forgettable performance against the 49ers didn’t faze owner Jerry Jones as far as his confidence in the quarterback. “I’ll line up there five times with a like situation and if we’ve got him at quarterback, I’ll take my chances,” Jones said after the loss. “Tonight (Sunday) didn’t change my mind about the edge with him.”
- The Chiefs are preparing for Patrick Mahomes to play in Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Bengals. Mahomes suffered a high-ankle sprain in Kansas City’s win over Jacksonville in the Divisional Round and left briefly for treatment before returning to finish the game.
- Bills WR Stefon Diggs took to Twitter to address his sideline outburst during Buffalo’s Divisional Round loss to Cincinnati. After the game, Diggs intended on leaving the stadium before coaches (and the media) got back to the locker room only for teammate Duke Johnson to convince him otherwise.
- Giants GM Joe Schoen stated in his end-of-season press conference that New York plans on moving forward with Daniel Jones as their starting QB. Jones exceeded expectations in a prove-it year, and both sides are hopeful to negotiate a long-term contract instead of resorting to the franchise tag.