The Dallas Cowboys players were clearly unhappy with the officiating in Sunday’s 23-17 Wild Card Game loss to the San Francisco 49ers and fans clearly shared that frustration.
Immediately after the game, fans at AT&T Stadium were seeing throwing trash and debris at the officials as they were leaving the field. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott didn’t seem to think that was a problem and even with as far as crediting fans for their actions:
Dak’s comments didn’t sit well with a lot of folks including NBA referees, who took to Twitter to condemn him for his comments.
“The NBRA condemns the comments by Dak Prescott condoning violence against game officials. As an NFL leader, he should know better. We encourage the NFL to take action to discourage this deplorable behavior in the future.”
After after Prescott ran a quarterback draw that began with 14 seconds left, the team rushed to the line, where Prescott was marked down after a slide, and lined up for a spike. Instead of handing the ball to an official, Prescott handed it to center Tyler Biadasz, who tried to quickly snap it.
By rule, an official needs to touch that ball. The ref came in, grabbed the ball and marked it ready for play. By the time Biadasz snapped it to Prescott for the spike, the game was over.