Bryant left in disbelief over reversed call on crucial catch
By Simon Evans
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (Reuters) - Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was left in disbelief after officials overturned his superb catch late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers.
A week after benefiting from a highly debatable call in their wildcard win over the Detroit Lions, the Cowboys got a taste of the other side of tough decisions that have to be made.
On fourth down and two yards to go for a first down, Bryant rose spectacularly to catch a 31-yard pass from Tony Romo and move the Cowboys to the one-yard line.
But Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, having seen replays on the stadium's giant screen, threw a challenge flag and after reviewing the play officials reversed the decision.
With the pass ruled incomplete, the Packers got the ball on their 33-yard line and closed out the win.
"I want to know why it wasn't a catch?" Bryant said to reporters.
Asked if he had any fear that he had not held onto the ball while completing the play, Bryant said: "Not even a thought, not even a thought. I knew we were in a position to take the lead. That is all I knew.
"I had possession and I had possession of the ball coming down. That's possession right?" Continued...