The Dallas Cowboys did not get a last shot. With only six seconds remaining, the situation wasn’t really good at all for the home team.
Quarterback Dak Prescott was very vocal about his controversial final play in which he spiked it seemingly too late following a bump from Ramon George, an umpire trying to get the ball set up for the play.
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The Cowboys’ QB, however, was determined that the referees had ruled the game wrong after the game.
Via ProFootball Talk:
“I thought I did (spike the ball in time),” Prescott said. “I didn’t hear what the ref said, what their announcement was. I just saw them running off the field and the Niners running on the field and celebrating, so understood what had happened.”
Prescott went further and explained the whole sequence from his point of view. He said that the Cowboys had everything under control and were able to make one last play before the bump but felt there was still enough time.
“We were going to get some yards and get down and clock it,” Prescott said. “It’s something we’ve practiced over and over again. I Went and got some yards and Went down. As I was getting behind (center) Tyler (Biadasz), saw four seconds left. I thought there was obviously time to make sure everybody was set, and then honestly, just got hit from behind (by the umpire). Still, when I got up (under center), I saw two seconds. I thought I could get the snap and get it down before time expired. I’m not sure what happened other than that.”
Although there are many reasons that they were there, it is undeniable that it was a difficult way to leave if you are the Dallas Cowboys.