Social media roasts Cowboys’ odd final play in loss to 49ers

With six seconds left on the clock and down a landing, the Dallas Cowboys discovered themselves in a scenario that known as for some trickery on their very own 24-yard line to have any shot on the finish zone. 

However nobody anticipated what the Cowboys did the second they lined up for the ultimate play within the 19-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, who advance to the NFC Championship. 

Working again Ezekiel Elliott was the middle for Dallas, and no different offensive linemen surrounded him. As an alternative, the linemen had been set out large on the left and proper aspect of the road of scrimmage, and it was clear the Cowboys had been going to strive one thing loopy of their last-ditch effort. 

Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers meets with Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys following an NFL divisional spherical playoff soccer recreation between the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium on January 22, 2023, in Santa Clara, California.
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As an alternative, the play ended actual fast. 

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As Elliott snapped the ball – he received run over rapidly by a 49ers move rusher – Prescott had a fast drop earlier than throwing to rookie KaVontae Turpin, who was instantly hit to finish the sport. 

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Turpin’s lineman could not get to Jimmie Ward for the block quick sufficient, and it was a straightforward one for the veteran cornerback to seal the deal. 

The Cowboys’ streak of not reaching the NFC Championship since 1995 continues, and simply because it did final 12 months, it got here on an odd remaining play. 

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) runs against Dallas Cowboys cornerback DaRon Bland (26) during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023.

San Francisco 49ers tight finish George Kittle (85) runs in opposition to Dallas Cowboys cornerback DaRon Bland (26) through the first half of an NFL divisional spherical playoff soccer recreation in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023.
(AP Photograph/Josie Lepe)

This time, it made extra sense for Dallas to try to trick the 49ers. Final season, although, when Prescott ran up the center to achieve extra yardage, the clock expired and the 49ers celebrated at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. 

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Cowboys followers had been furious contemplating Dallas had a shot to win the sport with a landing. However, moderately than share rage and vitriol on social media, NFL Twitter merely roasted the play design. 

Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts during the second half of the game against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Levi's Stadium on January 22, 2023, in Santa Clara, California.

Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts through the second half of the sport in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers within the NFC Divisional Playoff recreation at Levi’s Stadium on January 22, 2023, in Santa Clara, California.
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It is as soon as once more again to the drafting board for Jerry Jones and the Cowboys, who will head to the offseason with out fulfilling their Tremendous Bowl purpose.