You know somewhere there’s still a Dallas Cowboys fan whining about it. Forget about the obvious nature of the rule, Dez Bryant made that catch! And clearly, if it were ruled correctly, the Cowboys would have beat the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs!
Well, maybe now there will be less whining (although not likely, since we’re talking about Cowboys fans).
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, who also happens to be Jerry’s son, has publicly stated that he agrees with the call.
“As it turns out, according to the rule, I think the call was correct,” Jones said Tuesday.
Of course, there are those who want to change the rule and it appears that could be addressed.
“Now, going forward is there a better way that some of these plays that are made by great players like a Dez Bryant or a Calvin Johnson, is there a way to tweak a rule to where you can say, ‘Hey those guys really caught those footballs and they should be catches even under the NFL rules?’ Well, that’s the job of the Competition Committee and for us to continue to look at ways to get better,” Jones said.
Ironically, the rule is referred to as the Calvin Johnson rule and, although Cowboys fans would have you believe otherwise, it comes into play very rarely.
Will it be discussed by the Competition Committee? Most likely.
Will it be changed? We doubt it.