Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall was burned by Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant on the final drive of Monday's game, giving up a 30-yard reception on 3rd-and-21. It was a game-saving play, one that helped set up Dan Bailey's sixth field goal of the game, which sealed Dallas' 18-16 win. Adding insult to injury, Hall was flagged for a facemask penalty while making the tackle, giving Dallas another 15 yards.
After the game, Hall ripped the defensive play-calling that he felt put him in position to fail, as well as the official who threw the flag. From the AP:
"I told the ref after that call, that might have been his worst call of the game," Hall said during an expletive-filled rant. "He's going to get demerit points for that call. Because that wasn't no facemask."
On the play the Redskins had eight men on the line - another thing that irked Hall.
"Sooner or later, someone's going to (expletive) figure it out," Hall said. "You don't have to be a rocket scientist. ... The end result was a first down."
"We had a chance to have a sack there. He did a good job scrambling and made a play," Shanahan said. "It happens. That's the nature of the game. It didn't work."
As Mike Prada points out at SB Nation DC, Hall has a history of questioning defensive coordinator Jim Haslett:
This is not the first time Hall has criticized Haslett's defensive strategy. After a loss to the Houston Texans last season, Hall expressed his displeasure at not being called on to cover Andre Johnson on the game-tying touchdown.