Dak Prescott speaks out on coin flip controversy vs. Rams
The Dallas Cowboys were able to get back into the win column in spectacular fashion versus the Los Angeles Rams in Week 15. Of course, things did not exactly get off to the smoothest of starts thanks to a botched coin flip.
Quarterback Dak Prescott seemingly confused the head official after winning the toss as it was announced that the Cowboys opted to kick to start both halves. Prescott has since offered up his thoughts on the matter, via Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk:
“Definitely a weird start,” Prescott said. “We wanted to set adversity there instead of on the field, so we could play from behind immediately. Just bad use of words by me. We listened to the audio. We got it figured out. Just wasn’t the cleanest coin flip I’ve been a part of.”
It is safe to say that it was not the best verbal exchange that has happened during a coin toss. Interestingly enough, the miscommunication never came back to haunt the Cowboys after the officials decided to overturn their own coin flip by giving them the ball to start the second half.
Even if Los Angeles was able to come out on offense both times, it likely would not have done much to affect the outcome after Dallas secured a dominant 44-21 victory. As a result, they now find themselves in control of their own playoff destiny heading into a pivotal Week 16 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles that will decide the winner of the NFC East.