Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(ESPN)   Why the Cowboys were entirely at fault when time ran out on them   (espn.com) divider line
    More: Fail, American football, NFL officials, National Football League, rule explanations, 49ers' 24-yard line, late hit, Raiders-Bengals wild-card game, Errant whistle  
•       •       •

1406 clicks; posted to Sports » on 17 Jan 2022 at 10:35 AM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



104 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2022-01-17 10:09:49 AM  
Nah, it's everybody else's fault.
 
2022-01-17 10:42:20 AM  

edmo: Nah, it's everybody else's fault.


Yeah, McCarthy out front shoulda told ya so.
 
2022-01-17 10:43:46 AM  
If the entire team hadn't laid down and let the Niners roll over them for the entire farking first half, they might have had a fighting chance to win.  Reducing the entire season down to a single botched play is a typical post-Jimmie Johnson era norm for the team.

Nothing will change until Jerry croaks, strokes out, or is no longer mentally able to be the GM (whether he ever was has been debatable for decades) and coaches are allowed to coach, rather than run Jerry's version of coaching.

And, nothing will change as long as fans sell out every home game, and blow $18 on beers, $10 on hot dogs, $15 on nachos, and so on, with no real expectation of performance on the field other than a few rah-rah plays now and then.
 
2022-01-17 10:43:48 AM  
Pro tip:  If there are 14 seconds left in the game and you have no time outs, don't run a designed QB draw up the middle of the field.
 
2022-01-17 10:47:38 AM  
Article says the ball was snapped with on second left. Not True.

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-01-17 10:48:00 AM  

Boll Virtuoso: Pro tip:  If there are 14 seconds left in the game and you have no time outs, don't run a designed QB draw up the middle of the field.


That one play alone should get McCarthy fired.
 
2022-01-17 10:48:43 AM  

Boll Virtuoso: Pro tip:  If there are 14 seconds left in the game and you have no time outs, don't run a designed QB draw up the middle of the field.


The play call was pretty decent. Not being prepared for after the play was the problem.
 
2022-01-17 10:50:11 AM  

Hillbilly Jim: Boll Virtuoso: Pro tip:  If there are 14 seconds left in the game and you have no time outs, don't run a designed QB draw up the middle of the field.

The play call was pretty decent. Not being prepared for after the play was the problem.


And apparently not knowing the official needed to spot the ball first.
 
2022-01-17 10:50:31 AM  

Boll Virtuoso: Pro tip:  If there are 14 seconds left in the game and you have no time outs, don't run a designed QB draw up the middle of the field.


Or, if you must, run it for 8 or 10 yards and then slide, not 17.
 
2022-01-17 10:50:44 AM  
The Cowboys looked....feeble, for lack of a better word, all throughout that game. They looked so out-of-sync, like they hadn't played together for weeks. Weird.
 
2022-01-17 10:56:23 AM  
When you do something that makes it look like you want the game to be over, don't be surprised when the officials in charge of the game oblige your desires.
 
2022-01-17 10:57:18 AM  

Kyle Butler: Article says the ball was snapped with on second left. Not True.

[Fark user image image 850x478]


It wouldn't even really matter if it had been, since when the spike hit the ground, it was definitely at zero. A spike is going to take a second or so off the clock...that's why if the Cowboys really had practiced that play over and over, they should have also practiced handing the ball to the ref and RUNNING ANOTHER PLAY.

I bet part of the problem was that when they do it in practice, they do exactly what happened here - Dak gives it back to the center, who re-sets it to practice it again. It could very well be that the problem here was muscle memory taking control in a tense situation.
 
2022-01-17 10:59:57 AM  
pbs.twimg.comView Full Size
 
2022-01-17 11:01:28 AM  
Charlie Weis said this morning that a short run and a spike is 18 seconds and every coach in the game knows this. He also said what were they thinking? I like Charlie Weis.
 
2022-01-17 11:02:07 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-01-17 11:03:12 AM  
I look forward to this topic of conversation for the next week. As a Giants fan, this is all I have left.......watching other NFC East teams (especially the Cowboys) lose.
 
2022-01-17 11:03:16 AM  

markie_farkie: Nothing will change until Jerry croaks, strokes out, or is no longer mentally able to be the GM


media-amazon.comView Full Size
 
2022-01-17 11:06:36 AM  

GoldSpider: Hillbilly Jim: Boll Virtuoso: Pro tip:  If there are 14 seconds left in the game and you have no time outs, don't run a designed QB draw up the middle of the field.

The play call was pretty decent. Not being prepared for after the play was the problem.

And apparently not knowing the official needed to spot the ball first.


Which is insane, how would it make any sense for the teams to be allowed to spot the ball?  How do people who have been playing this sport all of their lives forget this rule?
 
2022-01-17 11:06:54 AM  
The reality is, that was not a team that was going to win a superb owl so goodbye DAL!
 
2022-01-17 11:10:31 AM  

G. Tarrant: Kyle Butler: Article says the ball was snapped with on second left. Not True.

[Fark user image image 850x478]

It wouldn't even really matter if it had been, since when the spike hit the ground, it was definitely at zero. A spike is going to take a second or so off the clock...that's why if the Cowboys really had practiced that play over and over, they should have also practiced handing the ball to the ref and RUNNING ANOTHER PLAY.


IIRC there is a stipulation that any play requires by rule a minimum runoff of one second (or maybe two?), so it still wouldn't matter. If the clock were at one second when the ball was snapped, then by rule it was at zero after the spike and the game is over.

But in any case, all the fault here lies with the Cowboys, and in particular with Prescott for not getting down sooner.
 
2022-01-17 11:16:40 AM  

Kyle Butler: Article says the ball was snapped with on second left. Not True.

[Fark user image 850x478]


Heard some mouth-breather go off on that yesterday evening..

BUT THE TEEVEE HAS A SEVEN SECOND DELAY SO THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD SEVEN SECONDS TO COMPLETE THE PLAY ITS A CONSPIRACY!!!1
 
2022-01-17 11:21:46 AM  

GoldSpider: Hillbilly Jim: Boll Virtuoso: Pro tip:  If there are 14 seconds left in the game and you have no time outs, don't run a designed QB draw up the middle of the field.

The play call was pretty decent. Not being prepared for after the play was the problem.

And apparently not knowing the official needed to spot the ball first.


Someone somewhere (might've been the fark thread. Hell, maybe it was you) pointed out that 99% of the time, it's the WR or RB with the ball who has to get it to the official quickly in that scenario, not the QB.
 
2022-01-17 11:22:55 AM  
They had time to throw two Hail Mary passes, there was no point even in gaining a few yards on a run. Even if done perfectly, you'd have time for one Hail Mary. Yeah, from the 25 it's not exactly a Hail Mary, you might be able to pick out a receiver. But with 7 defenders back there, your odds are no better than a Hail Mary.

/ "Bless me father, for I have sinned."
// "Say five Hail Marys."
/// "Hail Mary." Done.
 
2022-01-17 11:24:33 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: I look forward to this topic of conversation for the next week. As a Giants fan, this is all I have left.......watching other NFC East teams (especially the Cowboys) lose.


Fly Iggles fly!

/ Scored 15 whole points in garbage time
 
2022-01-17 11:25:10 AM  
Having watched McCarthy fark up the 2-minute offense for years while coaching Favre and Rodgers, here a couple possible outcomes with those two quarterbacks:

It's a playoff game and the offense is near midfield down down by 6, with 14 seconds left and no timeouts. McCarthy calls a QB draw. Favre would have save said "QB Draw? Fark that, I came here to win!", called an audible and thrown a hail mary to the end zone, where it would either be intercepted or caught for a TD. Either way, an exciting ending and fan favorite play for whichever team comes up with the ball. Most importantly, a clean ending with a clear winner and loser. Rodgers would have said "WTF is that idiot thinking?", called an audible for a quick pass to the sideline, stopping the clock with 8 seconds left. McCarthy is visibly angry, but his anger is short lived because Rodgers but puts it in Valdez-Scantling's arms on a post route for a touchdown and the win, with the announcers gushing about how awesome Rodgers is while ignoring it was also Valdez-Scantling's run after the catch that secured the win. It takes a few years of frustration and anger, but eventually Dak will realize he can do something about McCarthy's 2-minute idiocy.
 
2022-01-17 11:25:50 AM  
What do you expect from an organization that can't even spell VANDER ESCH correctly on a uniform?
 
2022-01-17 11:28:28 AM  
That was the dumbest play and chain of events after I've seen in a football game in a long time..

Dak being happy the refs were having trash thrown at them after.. well fark him, take responsibility for your screw up.
 
2022-01-17 11:28:54 AM  

FriarReb98: What do you expect from an organization that can't even spell VANDER ESCH correctly on a uniform?


Maybe they'd never seen an Escher before.
 
2022-01-17 11:38:33 AM  
Cowboys acting like the refs cost them the game. They STILL would have had to convert if they did have a second left to run one more play, and the odds of that happening were probably 1000 to 1.

I am sooooooo farkin sick of the Cowboys. I am so farkin sick of them always being on national TV.
 
2022-01-17 11:39:42 AM  
That was a bad call based on how timing rules work in the NFL. Inside of two minutes it would be nice if they took a page from the CFL and stop the clock until the ref spots the ball between plays. But regardless the Cowboys need to understand the rules and not call the draw.
 
2022-01-17 11:40:02 AM  

mjones73: That was the dumbest play and chain of events after I've seen in a football game in a long time..

Dak being happy the refs were having trash thrown at them after.. well fark him, take responsibility for your screw up.


I'm canceling Chunky Soup
 
2022-01-17 11:51:32 AM  

edmo: Nah, it's everybody else's fault.


This should be Fark's motto
 
2022-01-17 12:00:32 PM  

markie_farkie: Kyle Butler: Article says the ball was snapped with on second left. Not True.

[Fark user image 850x478]

Heard some mouth-breather go off on that yesterday evening..

BUT THE TEEVEE HAS A SEVEN SECOND DELAY SO THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD SEVEN SECONDS TO COMPLETE THE PLAY ITS A CONSPIRACY!!!1


Well I stream it so there is about a 90 delay. So I my world the Cowboys tied it and 9'er got the ensuing kickoff,  marched down the field and got a winning field goal. Dak is off the hook.
 
2022-01-17 12:00:54 PM  
90 second
 
2022-01-17 12:01:04 PM  
but, but, but they are 'merica's team!

\ love watching Yankees and Cowboys fans when they hit even the tiniest speed-bump.
 
2022-01-17 12:03:47 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: I look forward to this topic of conversation for the next week. As a Giants fan, this is all I have left.......watching other NFC East teams (especially the Cowboys) lose.

Fly Iggles fly!

/ Scored 15 whole points in garbage time


To be fair I don't think most of us expected the birds to be in the playoff conversation, let alone actually get in.

Also, Reagor and Siposs should have been made to walk home.  Reagor better be cut today.
 
2022-01-17 12:05:53 PM  
To be honest, I'm surprised the game was even in question in the fourth quarter. SF totally dominated the first half, third quarter was a wash, and the Dallas offense didn't get their shiate together until halfway through the fourth quarter. The score should have been something like 49-7 by that time. The only reason it wasn't is because SF is a running team, and they repeatedly marched up and down the field without being stopped, only somewhat slowed, by the Dallas defense.

Defense wins playoff games, and the Dallas defense was not up to the challenge yesterday.

And yes, that last play was a bone-headed screw-up. There was time for at least two throws into the end-zone before that last snap. Having the clock run out because you called a run with no time-outs and less than 15 seconds on the clock is a firing offense.
 
2022-01-17 12:07:13 PM  

GoldSpider: Marcus Aurelius: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: I look forward to this topic of conversation for the next week. As a Giants fan, this is all I have left.......watching other NFC East teams (especially the Cowboys) lose.

Fly Iggles fly!

/ Scored 15 whole points in garbage time

To be fair I don't think most of us expected the birds to be in the playoff conversation, let alone actually get in.

Also, Reagor and Siposs should have been made to walk home.  Reagor better be cut today.


Already muffed one punt and then you catch not one but TWO more over your shoulder inside your own five yard line? You gotta go, kid.
 
2022-01-17 12:08:26 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-01-17 12:15:36 PM  

Polish Hussar: GoldSpider: Hillbilly Jim: Boll Virtuoso: Pro tip:  If there are 14 seconds left in the game and you have no time outs, don't run a designed QB draw up the middle of the field.

The play call was pretty decent. Not being prepared for after the play was the problem.

And apparently not knowing the official needed to spot the ball first.

Which is insane, how would it make any sense for the teams to be allowed to spot the ball?  How do people who have been playing this sport all of their lives forget this rule?


It is easy to forget in the moment with time winding down. To overcome it takes a lot of practice and talking about situations. It comes down to coaching and field control.
 
2022-01-17 12:15:58 PM  

The_Sponge: [Fark user image 425x425]


cdn-thumbshot-ie.pearltrees.comView Full Size
 
2022-01-17 12:17:02 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: That was a bad call based on how timing rules work in the NFL. Inside of two minutes it would be nice if they took a page from the CFL and stop the clock until the ref spots the ball between plays. But regardless the Cowboys need to understand the rules and not call the draw.


I'd just go with the NCAA version and pause the clock on first downs until the chains are set.

HugeMistake: IIRC there is a stipulation that any play requires by rule a minimum runoff of one second (or maybe two?), so it still wouldn't matter. If the clock were at one second when the ball was snapped, then by rule it was at zero after the spike and the game is over.


I think there's at least one exception (an onside kick cleanly caught by the kicking team, because the ball is dead at the same moment it becomes live), but otherwise yeah. If there was :01 on the clock at the snap, they could've run a play then, but not a spike and then a new play.
 
2022-01-17 12:33:32 PM  

markie_farkie: If the entire team hadn't laid down and let the Niners roll over them for the entire farking first half, they might have had a fighting chance to win.  Reducing the entire season down to a single botched play is a typical post-Jimmie Johnson era norm for the team.

Nothing will change until Jerry croaks, strokes out, or is no longer mentally able to be the GM (whether he ever was has been debatable for decades) and coaches are allowed to coach, rather than run Jerry's version of coaching.

And, nothing will change as long as fans sell out every home game, and blow $18 on beers, $10 on hot dogs, $15 on nachos, and so on, with no real expectation of performance on the field other than a few rah-rah plays now and then.


Or run through the doors when they open like it's farking Black Friday....to assigned seating.
 
2022-01-17 12:34:28 PM  
Happy the Cowboys lost, as always, but upset both teams couldn't have lost that one.
 
2022-01-17 12:37:51 PM  

The_Sponge: [Fark user image 425x425]


That dudes head looks like a football with wings, heavily chained down to a cowboys fan
 
2022-01-17 12:43:47 PM  

Shamwow: Polish Hussar: GoldSpider: Hillbilly Jim: Boll Virtuoso: Pro tip:  If there are 14 seconds left in the game and you have no time outs, don't run a designed QB draw up the middle of the field.

The play call was pretty decent. Not being prepared for after the play was the problem.

And apparently not knowing the official needed to spot the ball first.

Which is insane, how would it make any sense for the teams to be allowed to spot the ball?  How do people who have been playing this sport all of their lives forget this rule?

It is easy to forget in the moment with time winding down. To overcome it takes a lot of practice and talking about situations. It comes down to coaching and field control.


I have just the training film for the Cowboy team then

i.ytimg.comView Full Size
 
2022-01-17 12:46:34 PM  

jayphat: Or run through the doors when they open like it's farking Black Friday....to assigned seating.


Jerryworld sells a large number of SRO tickets to each game
 
2022-01-17 12:58:44 PM  
The game was a sloppy mess of penalties and the run at the end causing time to evaporate was *chef's kiss*..
/die mad, dallas fans.
 
2022-01-17 1:01:35 PM  

GoldSpider: Boll Virtuoso: Pro tip:  If there are 14 seconds left in the game and you have no time outs, don't run a designed QB draw up the middle of the field.

That one play alone should get McCarthy fired.


Weirdly, the call came in from Brandon Staley. The League is investigating this hack as we speak.
 
2022-01-17 1:03:01 PM  
Many TVs knew what a Dallas Remote Control was that day.

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
Displayed 50 of 104 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.