Cowboys QB Dak Prescott apologizes for comments about officials

Watch as the Dallas Cowboys run a play with 14 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter but fail to spike the ball in time afterwards, resulting in a disappointing end to their NFL season.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is apologizing for comments he made about NFL officials after a contentious ending to his team's playoff game against the visiting San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Prescott addressed his comments from the immediate aftermath of the game.

Prescott initially expressed disappointment with fans who threw debris at players and officials after the Cowboys' 23-17 loss.

But when told the debris may have been the fans showing anger at the refs, Prescott said: "Credit to them."

On what turned out to be the final play of the game, Prescott took off on a quarterback draw with 14 seconds left and ended up sliding around the San Francisco 24-yard line.

Umpire Ramon George bumped Prescott trying to set the spot after the play and the quarterback's next snap came after the clock expired, ending the game.

The Cowboys defended the call afterward, feeling there was enough time to run the play.

“It’s the execution between us and the officiator spotting the ball,” coach Mike McCarthy said during his post-game press conference. “Obviously wasn’t in tune. We shouldn’t have had any problem getting the ball spotted there. Is that the quote you’re looking for?”

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