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Twitter reaction to controversial Dez Bryant non-catch

One week after getting a call to fall their way against the Detroit Lions, the Dallas Cowboysfound themselves on the losing end of a controversial call against the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs on Sunday.

Trailing 26-21 late in the fourth quarter on fourth-and-2, the Cowboys took a gutsy shot down the field to Dez Bryant, who seemingly came down with a touchdown pass. As Bryant went to the ground, he didn't have full control of the ball and the play was overturned to an incomplete pass, turning the ball over on downs. The Packersheld on to win by that same score.

After the game, Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president of officiating tweeted, "Bryant going to the ground. By rule he must hold onto it throughout entire process of contacting the ground. He didn't so it is incomplete."

The reaction on Twitter was swift. Tweets came pouring in about the catch and the overruling. In a 20-minute window between when the catch was made and the end of the game, over 750,000 tweets mentioning the catch, call and/or Dez Bryant were posted, per NFL Media's social team. Take a look at what people had to say following the play:

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