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.
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
Dez Bryant's Catch, Non-Catch
Dez Bryant went up high to snag a ball over Sam Shields, but what happened afterward will forever be the subject of debate.
- Molly Geary