Mike Jenkins was miffed during Sunday’s loss by a fourth quarter pass interference call that gave the Vikings an 11-yard game and a fresh set of downs with a little over two minutes left to play. Jenkins wasn’t the only one; Wade Phillips was visibly upset as well, arguing that the ball was uncatchable.
Indeed, it looked as though the call was a bit, er, ticky-tack. Jenkins was as guilty as receiver Greg Lewis of “interfering” in the truest sense of the term and, paired with a wayward throw from Brett Favre, it was a hard call to swallow for the Cowboys and their fans.
Then again, whether the call would really have made any difference, we can’t say. Dallas has exhibited an uncanny ability this season to flush any opportunity they get down the toilet quickly and, we’ll admit, creatively. As such, we can’t rightly make a stink about this not-so-egregious call.
Then, we’re not named Mike Jenkins.
"It was [expletive], that's what I think it is," Jenkins said, per the Dallas Morning News. "They've got the 5-yard rule. They need to look at the receivers more."
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