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NFL playoffs: Officials pick up flag, and Cowboys pick up win
NFL playoffs: Officials pick up flag, and Cowboys pick up win

Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck will meet again. The Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots will get a playoff rematch too, meeting for the third time in four postseasons. But it was the do-over afforded the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday that reverberated throughout the NFL. On a third down in the fourth quarter, with Detroit clinging to a narrow lead, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw a pass toward tight end Brandon Pettigrew, who was backpedaling at the Dallas 30 with linebacker Anthony Hitchens in his face. The ball plunked Hitchens squarely in the back, and he was whistled for pass interference. Several seconds later, however, officials changed their minds and, without...

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