Packers: Yes, Dez Bryant caught it, but Green Bay would still have won

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 11: Dez Bryant
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Dez Bryant may have caught it, but the Green Bay Packers still would have won.

The NFL competition committee announced on Tuesday that the infamous “Dez Bryant drop” versus the Green Bay Packers in their 2014 NFC divisional round was indeed a catch, per committee member John Mara.

The Dallas Cowboys social media team had some fun with the ruling today.

Obviously, the result does not matter now. The Packers still won the game and advanced to the NFC championship.

However, the announcement has reignited the “Dez dropped it” conversation. Would the Cowboys have won that game if the refs initially got the call right?

According to outspoken sports analyst Skip Bayless, yes the Cowboys would have won the game and went on to Seattle.

Of course, Bayless is a die-hard Cowboys fan, so what can you expect?

It ticks me off how Skip Bayless handles the situation, especially the last part of this tweet. Yes, the Cowboys got robbed, but what teams haven’t been robbed before?

However, “ARodg,” didn’t get lucky. In fact, Cowboys fans got lucky. Why? Well, that “no-call” saved Cowboys fans from another Aaron Rodgers heartbreak like the one we saw in the 2016 NFC divisional round and in Week 5 of the 2017 season.

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The “Dez Bryant Catch” was on a fourth down. After it was incomplete, the Packers took over possession. If the play stands, the Cowboys have a touchdown and a two-point lead with just over 4:30 to go in the game.

Rodgers likely drives the Packers down the field and wins the game. He torched the Dallas defense all day (on one good leg might I add).

What makes another Rodgers comeback even more likely is the fact that a Cowboys touchdown would make it a 28-26 game. He would only need to get the Packers in field goal range to win the game.

I’ll gladly take Rodgers with 4:30 to go at Lambeau Field when a field goal wins the game. Besides Tom Brady, Rodgers is the most clutch quarterback in this league, probably in NFL history too.

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I am sorry Skip Bayless and anyone else who thinks Dallas would have won that game if “Dez caught it.”