Lions News: Matthew Stafford Still Irritated With Infamous Non-Penalty Against The Cowboys

Detroit Lions starting quarterback Matthew Stafford is still ticked about the way his team lost in its 24-20 NFC Wild Card defeat at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys.

Stafford functioned as a guest analyst on ESPN's "Postseason NFL Countdown" on Sunday, and was asked about the pass interference flag that was picked up by referees - a call which was the catalyst on Dallas' drive for the eventual game-winning touchdown.

"It's still tough to swallow," Stafford said.

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Stafford admitted that the Lions still had a chance to win after the incident, but is still shaking his head about the pivotal role the referees had in the outcome of the game.

"The worst part, the worst thing that can happen is for the refs, the third part of that game, to play a big role in it," Stafford said Sunday. "The Cowboys were playing good football, we were playing good football, we would have liked to decide that a little bit more on the field."

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