It looks like Natalie Buffett will be able to pack for Cancun soon than later.
The Cowboys looked poised for a long playoff run and maybe even an appearance in the Super Bowl for the first time since 95.
But they came out against the 49ers and acted like they had never played football before in their lives.
Multiple penalties and sloppy play dogged them. If not for some boneheaded and conservative decisions by the 49ers, the game would have been over early in the 4th quarter, but in the end, they did have a chance to win the game.
That is when they decided to run a QB draw with no timeouts and needed a TD to win.
The clock ran out on their season when that happened.
The Cowboys had a final chance with 32 seconds remaining and were at the San Francisco 41 with 14 seconds to go when Prescott took off up the middle intending to slide and then spike the ball for a final play. But Dallas didn’t get the snap off from the 24 until after the clock hit 0:00. After a brief delay, referee Alex Kemp announced the game was over.
Dallas coach Mike McCarthy suggested the Cowboys were slowed by a collision between Prescott and umpire Ramon George, and that a sideline official assured him the play was being reviewed. “The communication that I was given on the sideline was they were reviewing it,” McCarthy said. “They were going to put time back on the clock. And the next thing I know, they’re running off the field.”
Referee Alex Kemp said in a pool report George was trailing the play at a proper distance and acted appropriately to get the ball spotted correctly. The umpire has to touch the ball before another play can happen. Kemp said the decision that the snap came after the clock had expired was made on the field, not on a replay assist from New York.
“The umpire was simply spotting the ball properly,” Kemp said. “He collided with the players as he was setting the ball because he was moving it to the proper spot.”
Ms. Buffett was enjoying the game until the end.
Glass half full for her is vacation season started early. Maybe they can meet up with Deshaun Watson and Jilly Anais in the French Alpes.
Flip the page for Ms. Buffett’s IG Story from the game.