On Sunday afternoon, the Dallas Cowboys met the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium to face off in a matchup of two of the most explosive NFL teams.
Dallas was unable to make the most of an important contest because of a questionable officiating decision.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott dropped back to pass on third down at the Chiefs’ 15-yard line. He passed the ball to Michael Gallup across the middle, appearing to be being impeded by Kansas City’s defensive back Charvarius.
The referees didn’t give any penalties for the contact, but they swallowed their whistles. The Cowboys had no choice but to accept the consequences and settle with a field goal which left them behind by two points.
Here’s a look on a no-call , courtesy of NFL on CBS
Pass interference or nah pic.twitter.com/haMW7JBsCf
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) November 21, 2021
I have no idea how that is not a penalty on Charvarius Ward.
Officials just refuse to call anything for the Cowboys when Michael Gallup is the receiver involved.
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) November 21, 2021
Officials made a few other snubs in Sunday’s Chiefs vs Cowboys game. Clyde Edwards, Kansas City’s running back was flagged for taunting during the first half. He had innocently pointed at a defender as he made his way to the end zone.
Fans and media members are growing frustrated with the officiating of this season’s Chiefs-Cowboys series. It seems that the set of criteria used by referees to make decisions shifts from week to week.
Regardless of whether or not they like it, referees have an effect on the game. Although consistency is a must, it would be greatly appreciated as the NFL regular season approaches a critical stretch.