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NFL admits two blown calls in Giants-Cowboys game
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NFL admits two blown calls in Giants-Cowboys game
Thursday September 17th, 2015

The NFL admitted to a pair of blown calls in Week 1's Giants-Cowboys game.

NFL.com's Kimberly Jones reports the league informed the Giants that there were two missed calls, both in the end zone: a pass interference call against Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the end zone that was unwarranted, and a missed defensive hold on tight end Daniel Fells on third down prior to the Giants giving the ball back to set up Dallas's game-winning drive.

The pass interference has been talked about in wake of the game, as Rodgers-Cromartie made what appeared to be a third-down stop with a 10-point lead late in the third. Dallas would likely have had to kick a field goal, but the flag was thrown and it got the ball at the two-yard line instead, scoring on the next play and making it a 16-13 game. The Giants were frustrated about the call after the game

“I asked [the referee] and he said it was iffy,” Rodgers-Cromartie told reporters after the game. “He said when I was going for the ball I used his shoulder to jump up, but it is what it is…I think it was a bad call, but at the end of the day I have no control over that.”

On the play involving Fells, the tight end was Eli Manning's intended target in the back of the end zone on a play that could have essentially sealed things for the Giants. He threw an incompletion instead, and the Giants kicked a field goal on fourth down, giving the ball back to Dallas and allowing Tony Romo to lead the final series.

The Giants take on the Falcons in Week 2.

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