Green Bay Packers Hold Off Dallas Cowboys Late Rally
It appeared as if the Green Bay Packers were going to walk all over the Dallas Cowboys when they had a 31-3 lead in the third quarter. Dallas kept battling and battling and it was cut to 34-24 with 7:46 remaining in regulation after Amari Cooper caught a 53-yard touchdown pass from Dak Prescott.
Dallas was going to cut the lead to 34-27 with 1:41 remaining in regulation until the Cowboys committed an offensive penalty. Brett Maher missed a 33-yard field goal and Green Bay would survive with a 34-24 win over Dallas.
The story in this game for the Packers was Aaron Jones. He ran like crazy. Jones finished with 107 yards rushing on 19 carries and four touchdowns. He also caught seven passes for 75 yards receiving.
Aaron Jones ran for an 18-yard touchdown and a 3-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He ran for a 5-yard touchdown and a 1-yard touchdown in the third-quarter for the Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers was alright in this game for Green Bay. He completed 22-of-34 passes for 238 yards. Rodgers also rushed for -1 yards on four carries.
Davante Adams was out for this game for the Packers with turf toe.
Dallas’s first touchdown in the game came in the third quarter on a 40-yard pass by Dak Prescott to Michael Gallup. Gallup finished with seven receptions for 113 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Amari Cooper was the leading receiver for the Dallas Cowboys with 11 receptions for 226 yards and a touchdown. Dak Prescott completed 27-of-44 for 463 yards two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Ezekiel Elliott scored on a 2-yard touchdown run for Dallas to start the fourth quarter. He finished with 62 yards on 12 carries and a score. Elliott also caught two passes for 29 yards receiving.
For most of this game, Prescott did not look good. Yes, he did throw for 463 yards, but this stat line is misleading.
He threw an interception when they were trailing 31-17 and it led to a Mason Crosby 38-yard field goal. He also made a 20-yard field goal in the second-quarter for Green Bay.
Brett Maher made a 36-yard field goal for Dallas in the third quarter. That was their first points of the game. It was 24-3 after that kick.
This game was a tale of two halves and it was also a tale of how bad the officiating was once again. They made horrendous calls on both sides and it might be time for robots to start officiating games.
The Green Bay Packers remain in first place in the NFC North at the moment. The Dallas Cowboys have not lost their last two games after getting off to a 3-0 start. Dallas is now tied for first in the NFC East with the Philadelphia Eagles (3-2).
It will be interesting to see where these teams go from here.
Green Bay (4-1) will host the Detroit Lions (2-1-1) next Monday night. The Dallas Cowboys (3-2) will go on the road and face the New York Jets (0-4) next Sunday.
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