The Dallas Cowboys are visiting the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, meaning they will be revisiting the scene of one of the most head-scratching plays in recent NFL memory: the Dez Bryant Overturned Catch.
We all remember what happened: in the closing moments of the Cowboys’ 26-21 Divisional round loss, Jason Garrett decided to go for it on fourth down, and Tony Romo connected with Bryant for what looked like a 31-yard gain that would have given Dallas first-and-goal from the 1.
In case you need a refresher, here’s the play:
To you it looked like a catch. To me it looked like a catch. To pretty much everyone, it looked like a catch.
And 21 months later, Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones still isn’t sure why it wasn’t a catch, and what constitutes a catch in the NFL.
During a Tuesday interview on Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan, Jones said, “Since that play, I don’t believe they’ve been able to say it in a way that any of us understands yet.”
That came not long after Jones remarked that the overturned reception “knocked the credibility out from under the way we judge what’s a catch and what’s not.”
So if you’ve ever wondered over the past couple of years what the heck makes a catch a catch, you’re not alone.