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NFL apologises after Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys playoff debacle

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For the second time in as many days, the NFL is admitting that the officials made another critical mistake in the Dallas Cowboys - Detroit Lions game that proved costly for Jim Caldwell's team.

According to ESPN.com, the league admitted to the Lions that Cowboys left guard Ronald Leary should have been called for holding on a critical fourth-and-6 play from the Lions 42-yard line with six minutes left in the game.

The Cowboys converted that fourth down on a pass to Jason Witten for 21 yards. If the holding had been called, the Cowboys would have been facing a fourth-and-16 from their own 48.

After converting the fourth down, the Cowboys would go on to score the game winning touchdown on the same drive.

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Sticking with that same game, President Barrack Obama has now come out and said he would be annoyed if he was a Lions fan, who had multiple controversial calls go against them in the game.

To college football, where Jameis Winston is reportedly set to declare for the 2015 NFL draft, well according to his Dad that is. Winston is expected to be the 2nd quarterback selected behind Marcus Mariota.

And finally, LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena has confirmed that Steven Gerrard will be joining his team in MLS. According to Arena, Gerrard's move from Liverpool will be confirmed on Wednesday.

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