Cowboys' Jerry Jones still not sure what is and isn't a catch

Jerry Jones chats with Dez Bryant in 2015 (AP)
Jerry Jones chats with Dez Bryant in 2015 (AP)

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.

Except, the officials ruled that it wasn’t actually a catch.

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.