Caldwell calls for improved use of technology in officiating

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell says he believes the NFL can improve the way it uses technology and further remove the "human factor" from the way games are officiated.

The Lions lost their playoff opener 24-20 to Dallas on Sunday after officials reversed themselves on a fourth-quarter pass interference call.

Referee Pete Morelli initially announced the penalty on Anthony Hitchens of the Cowboys, but then the call was taken back, leaving Detroit facing fourth down.

Coaches aren't allowed to signal for replay reviews of potential pass interference calls, but Caldwell indicated Monday he'd like to see the league allow more reviews if possible.

Caldwell said he was still "angry" about the play, but he didn't want to make excuses.

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