No Home Field Advantage For Dallas Cowboys As They Shoulder Another Playoff Loss

1/17/2022 5:47:00 PM

It wasn't over. Quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys thought they were going to get one more snap, one more chance... but.

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It wasn't over. Quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys thought they were going to get one more snap, one more chance... but alas.

It wasn't over. Quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys thought they were going to get one more snap, one more chance... but.

But Prescott’s spike at the end of a wild final sequence came too late. Time had run out on the season, the 26th in a row for Jerry Jones’ team ending well short of another Super Bowl.“I thought everything was executed well — until it wasn’t,” Prescott said after the 23-17 wild-card loss at home to the San Francisco 49ers.

Dallas got the ball at its 20 with 32 seconds remaining. Prescott completed three consecutive passes, with the receivers getting out of bounds each time, and there were 14 seconds left when he ran 17 yards to the 49ers 24. But the ball never got officially set for another play before time ran out, even though the quarterback did spike it.

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COM/AP) — It wasn’t over. Quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys thought they were going to get one more snap, one more chance to avoid another playoff setback. The Cowboys lost in overtime to the Raiders, 36-33. But Prescott’s spike at the end of a wild final sequence came too late. Esch, 27, is in the final year of his four-year rookie contract with the Dallas team. Time had run out on the season, the 26th in a row for Jerry Jones’ team ending well short of another Super Bowl. Those from San Francisco who met with the media this week were very complimentary of their NFC Wild Card opponents, especially when it came to the type of plays the Cowboys put on tape. READ MORE: It Was Demolished After Being Damaged In A 2019 Tornado, But Today Fish City Grill Reopens “I thought everything was executed well — until it wasn’t,” Prescott said after the 23-17 wild-card loss at home to the San Francisco 49ers. Samuel's 10-yard rush on 3rd-and-10 was initially ruled a first down before a review showed he was short, setting up 4th-and-inches from the Dallas 38-yard line.

Referees measure the ball on fourth and inches during the fourth quarter of a game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers on January 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. “I love watching Dallas film. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) In the final minute Sunday, San Francisco had to punt after All-Pro Deebo Samuel’s run initially was ruled to have picked up a first down before a video review showed he was inches short. Then the 49ers’ All-Pro tackle, Trent Williams, was penalized for not being set on Jimmy Garoppolo’s successful sneak for the first down, and the 49ers instead had to kick. He went through a laundry list worth of analysis, from calling Cowboys running back Tony Pollard “incredible,” to saying how excited he was to go up against rookie sensation Micah Parsons. Dallas got the ball at its 20 with 32 seconds remaining. Prescott completed three consecutive passes, with the receivers getting out of bounds each time, and there were 14 seconds left when he ran 17 yards to the 49ers 24. On Friday, Parsons became only the fourth rookie linebacker since 1970 to earn first-team All-Pro honors, doing so in a season that’s seen him make an impact at all three levels of the Cowboys defense. By the time Prescott spiked the ball, time had run out, giving the 49ers the upset victory.

But the ball never got officially set for another play before time ran out, even though the quarterback did spike it. “It’s the right decision,” coach Mike McCarthy said of that running play. “Uhm, what doesn’t strike me?” McDaniel responded. “We shouldn’t have any problem getting the ball spiked.” Prescott, the $40 million-a-year quarterback, got tackled from behind and said he saw 4 seconds on the clock when lining up behind center Tyler Biadasz. I’m alive, so I’ve heard about him. But umpire Ramon George then bumped into the quarterback while moving the ball about a half a yard for the official spot.

“I tried to gather myself back and still thought I had time to get it down,” Prescott said. I think it’s a great match, working with Dan Quinn, and they’re getting a ton out of him. “In hindsight, I could say I should have went down sooner if I’d have known all of that was going to play out that way. I also think if I don’t get hit from behind, it’s clean and we’re clocking the ball with at minimum a second if not more, it not two or three on the clock. He gives people problems and I can see why I knew his name before I studied him and saw him play.” McCarthy said he’s never seen a collision like that between an umpire and quarterback in an end-game situation, and thought from what he heard from a sideline official that the play was being reviewed and time would be added back to the clock. That never happened. Injury watch: From a health perspective, the Cowboys will be getting San Francisco’s best shot.

“The next thing I know, (officials) are running off the field,” he said. The 49ers needed a frantic comeback a week ago to beat the Rams and make the postseason. Wishnowsky hasn’t cleared protocols after suffering a concussion in last week’s win over the Los Angeles Rams. Now, they move on, while NFC East champion Dallas is done early again. Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after losing to the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game. The 49ers did sign punter Ryan Winslow to the practice squad in case Wishnowsky doesn’t get out of concussion protocol. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) “Tough to accept,” Prescott said.

“Definitely tough to accept..” So much went wrong for the Cowboys even before their comeback fell short. There was the pass that whizzed by the head of open receiver Cedrick Wilson, who apparently never saw the ball looking back into the sun shining through the huge glass doors on the west end of AT&T Stadium. There were 14 penalties, a few wiping out big gains. There were no desperately needed do-overs, except for the punt that hit the huge video board looming high above the field.

READ MORE: Jewish Communities Across US On Heightened Alert After North Texas Standoff These Cowboys are still a long way from where they were the last time they played San Francisco in the postseason — in three consecutive NFC championship games in the mid-1990s. Since winning the Super Bowl at the end of the 1995 season, when they beat Green Bay in the NFC title game, the Cowboys haven’t made it past the divisional round of the playoffs. They didn’t even get that far this time, in their 11th postseason appearance since those three Super Bowl titles over a four-season span early in Jones’ ownership of the team. When asked the last time he was this disappointed after a loss, Jones bluntly said he couldn’t remember. “I’m just disappointed that we were in that spot,” Jones said of the desperation finish.

“The makeup of not only the personnel but our season, I didn’t think I was going to be standing here with you tonight visiting like this, for sure.” Dallas was down 16-7 just before halftime, and facing third-and-20 from midfield, when Prescott threw toward Wilson. While it still would have been short of a first down, a completion would have at least given Greg Zuerlein the chance to attempt a long field goal. The Cowboys were fourth-and-20 to start the second half — after consecutive false start penalties and a Prescott sack — when Mark Nzeocha got a personal foul for roughing the punter. Six plays later, punter Bryan Anger was back on the field and his towering kick ricocheted off the bottom of the massive board.

“This is very unusual,” reference Alex Kemp said when announcing what happened, adding that it “amounts to a do-over.” Dallas needed more than that. After getting the most penalties in the NFL during the regular season, the Cowboys tied their season high with 14, including defensive end Randy Gregory getting penalized for holding on a running play in the final two minutes. Already down 10—0, Prescott hit CeeDee Lamb for a 32-yard gain into 49ers territory on Dallas’ second possession. But that third-down completion was wiped out by a holding call, and they punted a play later.

Another long completion to Lamb late in the third quarter was erased because of an illegal shift. The Cowboys did recover from that to get a 51-yard field goal from Zuerlein and make it 23-10. They got their last touchdown on a 5-yard scramble by Prescott to capitalize on an interception by Anthony Brown. That was the only turnover forced by the Cowboys, who led the NFL with 34 takeaways in the regular season. The Cowboys had won their previous three wild-card playoff games, all at AT&T Stadium since it opened for the 2009 season.

They had then gone on the road and lost divisional round games, the last three years ago. But things went wrong even before this game began, with Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch’s name misspelled on the back of his No. 55 jersey when he came out for pregame warmups. The jersey had the “c” and “s” transposed in his last name, and he wore it throughout the game. Another do-over that they didn’t get.

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