livefreeordie wrote:It was a fumble, but since the ref had already blown the play dead (thinking it was a touchdown), possesion could not be changed by replay.
this is correct. If you watch the replay, Adam Jones turns around in the endzone and starts to head back toward the ball (as if to pick it up?). However, he looks over at the ref (off screen) who I assume is signaling TD, and than stops heading towards the ball, and starts walking toward the sideline.
The announcers were calling the cowboys idiots for not picking up the ball (after they realized it was not a TD), but I'm pretty sure that since the play was called dead, it wouldn't have mattered if Adam picked up the ball. Though I'm not 100% sure. Also, I can't believe the refs blew this call in the first place. I thought it was pretty obvious the ball never broke the plane.
Overall, the refs blew a bunch of calls (both ways). The cowboys got away w/ about 3 face masking calls. The eagles did get away w/ that pass interference call in the end zone - if anything that was offensive pass interference.