Monday, October 29, 2012
Replay costs Cowboys twice vs. Giants
By Todd Archer
ARLINGTON, Texas -- When fans remember replay decisions when thinking of Sunday’s 29-24 loss to the New York Giants, the overturned Dez Bryant touchdown catch that would have won the game will be talked about most.
What will get lost is the decision to overturn Danny McCray’s interception return in the third quarter that took a Dallas drive from the New York 43 to the Dallas 35.
After looking at the play, official Scott Green determined the foot of Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz touched McCray as the safety’s knee was down while making the pick.
“At the moment I can’t say I felt him, no,” McCray said. “I caught it and after that I was like, ‘I’m getting to the end zone.'”
The Cowboys had a three-and-out and would not score again. A shorter field would have made a Dan Bailey field goal try more likely. Instead, they had to settle for a Brian Moorman punt.