Dallas Cowboys fans were upset with the officiating crew following their 22-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 16. The Dolphins clinched a postseason birth with the win Sunday.
The Cowboys clinched a playoff spot last week despite their blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills. They’ll likely be back one game to the Philadelphia Eagles with two regular season games to go after the Eagles game on Christmas Day against the New York Giants.
There were several controversial calls for the Cowboys in the loss. Star pass rusher Micah Parsons was held for most of the game and didn’t draw a flag. But he was penalized for a questionable roughing the passer call.
A replay posted by Burgers and Blitzes showed another questionable no-holding call where a Dolphins offensive lineman tackled a Cowboys defender.
Totally legal nothing to see here pic.twitter.com/V0n2u2n1do
— Burgers and Blitzes (@Not2BeTrite) December 25, 2023
The penalty stats were similar for both teams. The Cowboys were penalized six times for 38 yards, while the Dolphins were flagged five times for 33 yards.
Dallas Cowboys fans claim the NFL rigged their loss
Upset Cowboys fans took to social media to claim the NFL rigged their loss to the Dolphins. Here are the best takes of fans calling the game rigged.
that cowboys dolphins game was rigged because the refs missed the holding call against the dolphins the officials should hold accountable for this #CowboysNation
— Jason Cowboysfan (@JasonCowboysMan) December 25, 2023
— Brady Burse ❕ (@brady_burse) December 24, 2023
Cowboys dolphins game rigged af
No holding calls
— Molly Rollinz (@Mollysfavs) December 25, 2023
The refs just give a free touchdown to Miami with a TERRIBLE roughing the passer against the same guy who could get his jersey ripped and they don’t call holding. Just admit you already rigged it smh #Cowboys
— Go Heels (@sfosterburner) December 24, 2023
— Nolan Gibbons (@ngibbons) December 24, 2023
So the dolphins linemen can tackle our defensive players and get no penalty calls but if it’s the cowboys the refs would have throw the flag immediately. Can’t tell me most of these games aren’t rigged @NFL
— † Jordan Sherwood⚡ (@__LLCoolJ) December 25, 2023
The NFL is so rigged against the cowboys because they have nothing to gain from us winning. We’re already the biggest team there will ever be https://t.co/xCMSX0pHs8
— The Truth (@Tchuk_Norris_79) December 25, 2023
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