Cowboys receive 2nd-half kickoff after National Football League fixes coin-toss miscue

Tuesday, 17 Dec, 2019

Officials corrected a mistake after confusion over Dak Prescott's coin toss verbiage.

There was confusion to start the Cowboys-Rams game after the Cowboys won the toss and kicked off.

Needing a win to maintain first place in the pitiful NFC East, the Dallas Cowboys stomped on the Rams in front of their home crowd in what was likely their best performance of the season.

The Cowboys wrap up their 2019 National Football League season against divisional opponents, as they take on the Eagles in Philly and the Redskins at home in the final two weeks of the season.

Anderson responded: "OK, you're going to kick". In order to defer receiving the kickoff to the second half, you must verbalize it to the official.

"A win like this has that credibility as far as that old adage that once you see a player do it, you know they can do it; once you see a team do it, you know they can do it", Jones said.

Next week could have been a "win-and-in" game for the Philadelphia Eagles against the Dallas Cowboys.

Coming off two of his better games of the season, Rams quarterback Jared Goff had a rough outing that looked better at the end because of his fourth-quarter numbers with the outcome decided. However, 14 of those points came in the final minutes of the game when it was already out of reach. Whether it's playing with a lead or facing 3rd and 7 or more, the Cowboys want to get after the passer and in a game like this one where the offense was rolling, the defense took advantage and made life incredibly hard for Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams offense. He was heard giving referee Walt Anderson a bevy of answers, including "kick", play "defense" and then "defer". Anderson conferenced separately with Rams coach Sean McVay and Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, and L.A. kicked off to begin the period.

"Definitely a weird start". He later used the word "defer". We pulled the audio. "We got beat on. Just wasn't the cleanest coin flip I've been a part of".

But what did he say.

Prescott later admitted he said a "little bit of everything".

The Rams went all the way to the start of the second half thinking they were going to get the ball before finding out Dallas would receive.

"We know what type of men we have in this room".

The 49ers remain the top seed in the division at 11-3 and they lost in an upset to the Atlanta Falcons this afternoon. They got behind early and couldn't rely as much on star running back Todd Gurley as they would have liked. Both backs finished the day with more than 100 yards rushing and combined for 55-yards on five receptions. Elliott asked. "Yeah, I mean we ran the ball really well today". I didn't expect Chicago to play as well against us as they played, not to take anything away from them.

Although the Rams went 3-and-out on the ensuing series, punter Johnny Hekker's 67-yard punt pinned the Cowboys at their own 3-yard line. It was looking as if Lee's rare interception (returned to inside the ten-yard-line) would only result in a field goal try. Their one-third and long conversion was the Robert Quinn holding penalty that extended the first drive of the game.

Things did not start out swimmingly for the Cowboys in Big D. Even before the same started, Dak Prescott and Co. made an absolutely absurd error. The Cowboys received the 2nd half kickoff, after all. Thomas injured a knee, and Gifford was knocked out by an arm injury. For now, that puts them in the No. 5 seat and still several games ahead of the Rams, with the two readying to face off on Saturday.