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What The NFL Told The Cowboys About Sunday's Controversial Tripping Calls

Cowboys vs. Patriots in Gillette Stadium tonight.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 24: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts before the snap against the New England Patriots in the game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)

The Cowboys and Patriots engaged in a sloppy, defensive slug-fest on Sunday night. New England relied on its defense to capture a 13-9 victory.

But as typically happens during Patriots' games, there were several officiating controversies which clouded over the actual outcome. The Cowboys' organization and fans were upset after two accidental tripping occurrences were called as penalties against Dallas, in favor of the Patriots.

It doesn't matter now as the Cowboys' defeat has been marked in the record books. But the NFL has released its officiating report for Sunday night's game.

It confirms what Dallas fans were complaining about after the contest.

Well this certainly won't help Cowboys fans feel better about yesterday, but at least it validates what most football fans felt were brutal calls.

Fortunately for Dallas, its defeat at the hands of New England didn't cost them the NFC East Division lead. The Cowboys still sit atop their division.

Dak Prescott and the Cowboys have remaining games against the Bills, Bears, Rams, Eagles and Redskins.

Will the Cowboys brush off Sunday night's officiating blunders and bounce back on Thanksgiving against Buffalo?