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More Details Emerges From Cowboys' Final Play Decision

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott against the 49ers

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - JANUARY 16: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys rushes for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Just a few days ago, the Dallas Cowboys lost in heart-breaking fashion to the San Francisco 49ers.

Trailing 23-17 with less than a minute left on the clock, it seemed like the Cowboys might have a chance to punch the ball into the endzone. With just 13 seconds left on the clock, Dallas made a fatal mistake.

The team opted to run a quarterback keeper with Dak Prescott. After sliding down with just over five seconds left on the clock, Prescott did not allow enough time for the officials to reset the ball.

As a result, the clock ran out and the Cowboys lost. In the days that followed, more details have emerged from the controversial play call.

According to head coach Mike McCarthy, the team had two plays called - a running play with Prescott and a passing play. The quarterback reportedly opted into the run play, which McCarthy said was the right call.

McCarthy also said Prescott did the correct thing by handing the ball to his center, instead of the ref.

If Prescott had slid a few yards earlier, the Cowboys likely would have had another shot at scoring a touchdown. However, he didn't and Dallas ended up losing in the playoffs yet again.