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Questionable Call Pushes Packers Past Cowboys

Bryant reception overturned in final five minutes as Green Bay advances to NFC Championship game
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A week after a questionable pass interference call was waved off to push the Cowboys to the divisional round, it was an overturned called that ended Dallas’ season at Green Bay.

Dez Bryant appeared to haul in a fourth down pass from Tony Romo that would have given the Cowboys a 1st-and-goal at the Green Bay 1 but the play was overturned after a Packers’ review. Green Bay was then able to run out the final four minutes to secure a 26-21 win and punch their ticket to the NFC Championship game at Seattle.

In the wildcard round, the Cowboys looked as if they would be flagged for a pass interference call against the Lions but the flag was waved off.

Dallas held a 21-13 lead with less than two minutes left in the third quarter but Aaron Rodgers, who was playing with a partially torn calf muscle, threw a pair of touchdown passes over the final 17 minutes to rally for the win. Rodgers finished with 316 yards on 24-of-35 passing. Romo threw for 191 yards while completing 15-of-19 passes and had two touchdowns.

Demarco Murray rushed for 123 yards and a third quarter score that put Dallas in front 21-13 with 4:12 left in the quarter.