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Dexter Lawrence hints he didn’t think he was offside, but NFL stands by game-changing call

See for yourself whether you think Lawrence should have been penalized

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[UPDATE 6:10 P.M.] The NFL is apparently standing by the offsides call against Dexter Lawrence on the game-altering play at the end of Thursday’s game, despite Lawrence on Friday hinting that he believed the call was incorrect.


Dexter Lawrence took responsibility for his outcome-altering offside penalty Thursday night, saying on Friday that ‘I can’t make that mistake.” Lawrence, though, also hinted that he did not believe he was offside on a play that gave Washington’s Dustin Hopkins a second chance to kick a game-winning field goal against the New York Giants.

“I’m supposed to move when the ball moves,” said Lawrence, who was lined up right next to the Washington snapper on the play. “My job is to get off and attack whoever’s in front of me.”

See for yourself whether or not you believe Lawrence moved too soon:

Here is a second look at the play:

The play was the nail in the coffin for the 0-2 Giants, the final and most costly of the myriad of miscues made by the Giants on Thursday night.

“That’s on me,” Lawrence said. “I’ve gotta be more disciplined in that time, at the end of the game like that in a critical situation. That’s why I’m on the field.”

Lawrence said he didn’t initially know he had been flagged.

“My opinion really don’t matter,” Lawrence said. “We lost the game and the refs called what they called. Just gotta move on and shake it off and get ready for next week.”

Lawrence said he didn’t lose sleep over the play.

“It’s just an unfortunate turn of events,” Lawrence said. “I like to sleep. It wasn’t hard.”