Lions lose after receiving a two-point conversion penalty for a failed drive.

The Detroit Lions lost 20-19 to the Dallas Cowboys in a Week 17 game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The Lions turned the ball over 17-13 with two minutes left. Dallas then scored to go up 20-13 and gave the ball back to Detroit with 1:41 left.The Lions wasted no time moving the ball and even kicked a field goal with 23 seconds left to make it 20-19. No wonder they took two and got it. We thought. But there was a big problem.

Officials threw a delayed flag and called a foul on the Lions for not reporting Taylor Decker as an eligible player.The Lions had three linemen, tight end Frank Ragnow in right center, and only two linemen in left. They ran a play fake to their right and Jared Goff threw left to tackle Decker, who was wide open in the end zone for the catch.Detroit appeared to lead 21-20 until the call was made.

After the penalty, the Lions decided to try another 2-point field goal, but Dallas was called offsides, forcing Detroit into the end zone.Unfortunately for the Lions, Jared Goff threw a ball low and incomplete on the team’s last two-point attempt. They lost 20-19, and Lions fans were once again frustrated by Dallas officials.

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