We're so quick to yell at our TVs and pull out our smartphones to tweet outrage after a referee makes a call we deem outrageous. Oftentimes, it's an emotional reaction. Other times, it's not. This is one of those times.
Shortly after the Cowboys took a 23-16 late in the fourth quarter, the Eagles quickly responded when Carson Wentz hooked up with rookie tight end Dallas Goedert for what appeared to be a 75-yard game-tying touchdown catch.
Except the refs decided this was offensive pass interference:
Here is the video of the offensive pass interference on Dallas Goedert that took away his 75 yard touchdown— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 10, 2018
That's not offensive pass interference. Goedert collided with Cowboys safety Jeff Heath, hit his head and performed a swim move to get around Heath. There appeared to be very little contact, certainly not enough to warrant a flag.
Ultimately, the Eagles ended up scoring on the drive and the outrage went all for naught as the game went to overtime. But still, to call this penalty at that point of the game just can't happen.
To the social media world we go.
IN WHAT WORLD CAN THAT CALL MAKE SENSE!!! THATS 2 NOW!— Jay Ajayi (@JayTrain) December 10, 2018
In Dallas that’s is not offensive pass interference. Heath tries to jam Goedert and Goedert uses his hands to swim through.— Dean Blandino (@DeanBlandino) December 10, 2018
The WORST call EVER!! These refs need to be heavily fined!! A swim move by the TE is Pass Inteference now?!! WOW! #PHIvDAL— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) December 10, 2018
Imagine being a Cowboys fan and being mad at the refs right now.— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) December 10, 2018
Cowboys vs Eagles pic.twitter.com/zExio5pKmq— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 10, 2018
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