Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence could be seen batting away an object that was about to hit him, although he later told reporters that it was aimed at the officials.
When star quarterback Dak Prescott was asked about the fans’ actions, he initially expressed his disappointment thinking that they were directing their anger at the players.
After the circumstances surrounding the ending of the game, it’s perhaps understandable why Cowboys fans were frustrated.
Despite all the offensive talent the team has, Dallas struggled to move the ball against the 49ers — the Cowboys had 11 possessions, seven of which ended with no points.
But trailing by six points and with just over 30 seconds on the clock, Prescott had an opportunity to make amends.
He managed to move the offense to the San Francisco 41-yard line with 14 seconds left, at which point the 49ers called a timeout to stop the clock.
However, instead of throwing for the endzone — and with no timeouts remaining — Prescott ran 17 yards on a designed quarterback run.
As the Cowboys and the 49ers attempted to get into position for Prescott to stop the clock by throwing the ball to the turf, umpire Ramon George was also running to spot the ball.
George collided with Prescott before the quarterback could stop the clock and time expired before the QB could get the snap off.
In his press conference after the game, Prescott said the intended play was something he and his teammates had practiced.
However, that wish was not granted and the Cowboys were knocked out of the playoffs at the first time of asking.