The Dallas Cowboys are heading back to Green Bay and still believe that Dez Bryant caught it.
It was a fourth-and-2 play with less than five minutes remaining and the Cowboys were trailing the Green Bay Packers 26-21 in a NFC Playoff game on Jan. 11, 2015.
It certainly looked like a catch. Bryant came down with the ball and took three steps with the ball. But after a video review officials overturned the play and said Bryant never completed the process of the catch.
Had the catch counted, the Cowboys would’ve had a first-and-goal inside the 1-yard line. Instead, Green Bay took over on downs and ran out the clock to secure the win.
Had Dallas beaten the Packers, they’d have been facing the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC championship game. Dallas won at Seattle earlier that season, so Cowboys fans are still particularly salty about that result.
Fast forward to today, and the Cowboys have a chance to get a little bit of revenge against the Packers in the first meaningful game between the teams since that controversial moment.
The teams played last season and Green Bay won 28-7. However, the whole 2015 season was rather forgettable for Dallas and ended with a 4-12 record.
This year Dallas is 4-1 and riding a four-game winning streak heading into Green Bay. The Packers are 3-1 and once again are considered a contender in the NFC.
It won’t replace a playoff victory, but a win in Green Bay sure would be sweet for Dallas.