Officials dismissed an apparent running touchdown from Dak Prescott, when replay appeared to show he crossed the touchdown line
The officers of the meeting of “Monday Night Football” on ESPN between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys they starred in a controversial moment by knocking out the home team twice.
First, on third and goal, from the Philadelphia 5-yard line, Dak Prescott found Ezekiel Elliott with a short pass to the right back for what was marked as a touchdown in the first instance, but the judges reversed the decision after reviewing the video .
A play later, on fourth and goal from Phily’s 1-yard line, Cowboys sent a play for Prescott down the middle, on the ground. The ‘zebras’ determined that the ball did not cross the plane of the goal line, and Dallas challenged the play. Once the video was seen, the judge upheld the decision since they found no evidence to the contrary, so the Cowboys lost their first time out of the game.
The decision caused controversy on social media, with mixed opinions on whether the Cowboys had a legitimate touchdown taken from them.
Thus, the game at AT&T Stadium remained momentarily with a score of 7-7, with Philadelphia taking possession of the ball in its own 1-yard line. It all happened in the first quarter, and the game on Monday night began intense in Arlington, Texas.
Philadelphia comes to Dallas 1-1, as are the Cowboys who have Prescott at home for the first time since he was injured last season.
This Dak Prescott sneak was reviewed and ruled not a TD. pic.twitter.com/OiEi4ihw8V
– SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 28, 2021
Was it TD for Cowboys? 🤯#NFLxESPN 🏈https: //t.co/Jmk41Itei2
– NFLLive_esp (@NFLLive_esp) September 28, 2021
To everyone who sends me the aerial camera, they will NEVER change a goal line decision with an aerial camera. I think it scored, and the error would be in the original call, but not not in not reverting the call. This is regulation and it is not controversial #NFLxESPN
– Sebas M. Christensen (@SebastianMCESPN) September 28, 2021
It certainly appeared from the overhead view that Prescott broke the plane of the goal line even before he extended the ball. But there was no clear visual evidence required to overturn the call on the field.
– Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) September 28, 2021
I think it’s TD.
But there is nothing that conclusively demonstrates that.
The noTD decision must stay.
– Eitan Benezra (@EitanBenezra) September 28, 2021
So they blew the whistle before the reach then !!
– Marcus Spears (@ mspears96) September 28, 2021
– Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 28, 2021