Update: Audio shows Dak Prescott did say defer, Dallas received 2nd half kick
All’s well that ends as well as Dallas received the second-half kickoff after the NFL reviewed the situation.
Erin Andrews said Walt Anderson went back and listened and "they did determine that the word defer was said by Dak Prescott" so they gave Dallas the ball.
But Sean McVay didn't find out until he came out of the until to start the second half.
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) December 15, 2019
UPDATE: Audio and video disputes the original report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. FOX audio shows Prescott definitely said defer saying both “we want to kick” and “defer.”
Fox audio now shows Dak did say “defer” and ref didn’t acknowledge. Coin flip not reviewable. pic.twitter.com/acWKuopk5H
— Rudy Gersten (@DCBarno) December 15, 2019
Dak Prescott made an embarrassing error in Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams game. When Dallas won the toss, the Cowboys captain told the officials that the team wanted to kick.
With the way the coin toss works, the Rams will get to choose if they want to kick or receive to start the second half. Prescott’s mistake means Dallas will not get the ball to start either half.
Dallas is trying to end a three-game losing skid. Giving Los Angeles an extra possession will only make that effort more difficult. The Cowboys currently lead 14-7 as Prescott has two touchdown passes.
After winning the toss, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott told the official they wanted to kick and did not say “we’ll defer.” Thus, the Cowboys kicked off to begin the game and will kick off to start the second half.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 15, 2019