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Twitter reacts to controversial Dez Bryant catch
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Twitter reacts to controversial Dez Bryant catch
Sunday January 11th, 2015

A fourth quarter play initially ruled a catch by Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was challenged by the Green Bay Packers and overturned by the referees. 

On fourth down with 4:42 remaining, Bryant leapt to catch a pass from Tony Romo. On the way down, as he moved toward the end zone, the ball hit the ground. After review, the referees called it an incomplete pass. 

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NFL rules state the ground can cause an incomplete pass. It was ruled Bryant did not stretch out enough toward the endzone, therefore did not commit a "football act," and didn't have control going to the ground.

The Packers then took over on downs and went on to win the game, 26-21. 

The overturn sparked instant reaction on social media, including many unhappy with the call:

GALLERY: IMAGES OF THE CONTROVERSIAL PLAY

 

- Molly Geary

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