Mike Foss, USA TODAY
(USA Today)—There is much consternation, despair, and glee surrounding Dez Bryant’s miraculous catch – not catch – which doomed the Dallas Cowboys.
NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino attempted to explain.
That of course, is the rule. If a player is goes to the ground in the process of making a catch, he must maintain control throughout the entire process of contacting the ground.
That doesn’t mean the ball can’t touch the ground – it can. The player only needs to maintain control of the ball. Bryant lost it momentarily as he extended for the goal line.