Packers defeat Cowboys in game of the year
Dallas, TX ~ Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium yet again on Sunday afternoon in Texas.
Yesterday’s game featured five lead changes in the fourth quarter, with Davante Adams catching the last touchdown with 11 seconds left in the game, and Green Bay beat Dallas 35-31 in perhaps the game of the season so far.
Rodgers led a drive starting at the Green Bay 25-yard line with 1:13 remaining. Rodgers found Adams in the end-zone from the 12-yard line for the game winner, compleing the comeback – the Cowboys lead the Packers 21-6 at one point.
On the opening drive it looked like the Packers were going to stop the Cowboys but on 3rd and 14 Dak Prescott completed a long pass to Brice Matthews. Again on 3rd and 5 it seemed like the Packers were going to hold the Cowboys when Dez Bryant dropped a pass in the end zone. However Blake Martinez was flagged for a hit on a defenseless player. However, it looked like the refs botched a call because Martinez just barely grazed Bryant’s helmet with his forearm. Right after, Prescott connected with Cole Beasley for a touchdown and Dallas was ahead 7-0.
On the Packers first drive the responded right back and Davante Adams scored a touchdown. However Mason Crosby’s point after bounced of the upright and it was 7-6.
The Cowboys then made the Green Bay defense look downright terrible as they drove down the field on back to back drives, scoring multiple touchdown, extending their lead to 21-6. On the last drive of the half for the Packers they put together a nice drive and Aaron Jones scored a touchdown. But Crosby then missed another PAT due to a bad hold and it was 21-12 Cowboys going into the half.
In the second half, Aaron Jones got going for the Packers. After a nice catch by Martellus Bennett and a few good runs by Jones, Crosby nailed a short field goal and just like that it was a one possession game.
Then, after the defense made Dallas punt, Jones made a 22-yard run and the Packers were in Dallas territory again.Jones then ran the ball five more times for 47 yards to set up a Jordy Nelson touchdown to take the lead 22-21.
The Cowboys put together a nice drive and retook the lead with a Dan Bailey field goal. With Dallas leading 24-22 the Packers offense went 3 and out, but with a great punt by Justin Vogel, the Cowboys were deep in their own territory. On the first play, Prescott fired to Terrance Williams who dropped the ball. Damarious Randall was right there for the Pack and he took it to the house for a pick-six and Green Bay was up 28-24 after a failed two-point conversion.
However, with a worn out Packer defense, Ezekiel Elliott was able to pick up big chunks of yardage for the Cowboys, crossing 100 yards on the day. On 4th and 1 from the 20, the Cowboys went for it and it looked like the defense stopped Elliott, but Dallas challenged and the call was overturned.
Two plays later, Prescott ran into the end-zone on a read option and it was 31-28, Cowboys.
With 1:13 to work with Rodgers & Co. set up shop from the 25. Rodgers found Adams for a 14-yard gain and then found Bennett right after for a 14-yarder of his own. On 2nd and 10 Jones ran for a gain of 15 and got out of bounds to put Green Bay in field goal range. On 3rd and 8 from the 30 yard-line it appeared that Rodgers was going to be sacked, but he broke free and managed to scramble 18 yards before hustling out of bound at the 12. On the next play Rodgers tried to get it to Davante Adams but overthrew him in the end-zone. The ensuing play Adams ran the exact same route and this time Rodgers fired a perfectly placed bullet into the hands of Adams for the game-winning TD.
By Jacob Szczap