Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson Drops Ball; Refs, Pacman, Westbrook Save Him
That means it wasn't a touchdown at all -- it was a 60-yard reception that ended with a fumble at the 1-yard line. Fortunately for Jackson, however, two other people made mistakes on the play: The nearest official, who signaled a touchdown, and the nearest Cowboy, Adam "Pacman" Jones, who assumed it was a touchdown and failed to pounce on the ball when Jackson dropped it.
If the official on the field had realized what happened, and if Pacman had jumped on the ball, it would have been the Cowboys' ball at the 1-yard line. Instead, although the Cowboys successfully challenged the play, it became a moot point because Eagles running back Brian Westbrook took a handoff and dove into the end zone on the next play.
But while the mistake will have no impact on the game's final score, Jackson deserves a place in football infamy, alongside Leon Lett.