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Some Cowboys fans think officials botched crucial coin toss in Eagles game

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The Dallas Cowboys endured a tough loss on Sunday night - a walk-off TD from Jordan Matthews on the Philadelphia Eagles' opening overtime drive giving the Cowboys no chance to reply after four tightly contested quarters.


But were Dallas robbed of the chance of victory, not by Sam Bradford and co. but by the NFL officials?

That is the opinion of some (you may say desperate) Cowboys fans who, after careful analysis of the OT coin toss, believe they've spotted a significant error - some may even say a conspiracy.


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According to some fans, referee Ed Hochuli actually misheard the call from Philly safety Chris Maragos, handing the Eagles the decision on a 'tails' coin toss even though Maragos had apparently told him 'heads.'

If true, Dallas would certainly have reason to feel hard done by considering how overtime panned out. However, the footage, which can be seen below, may suggest the disgruntled fans are simply hearing what they want to hear.

Maragos' choice may be far from a convincing one, and Hochuli's assistant does appear to seek clarification with the coin in mid-air, but it certainly isn't a clean-cut 'heads' call that can be heard on the field.

In fact, you;d be hard pressed to argue that 'tails' wasn't said twice by the Eagles star.


That hasn't stopped plenty of fans on social media crying foul play...

Maragos himself even made reference to his decisive decision on Twitter this week.

Regardless of 'coingate,' the result is in the books. The Eagles, courtesy of the 33-27 win, have improved to a 4-4 record. 

As for Dallas, they find themselves bottom of the NFC East after a sixth successive defeat.

NFL fans: What do you hear, heads or tails? Have your say in the comments below...

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