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Cowboys Fall to Packers, 35-31

10 October 2017, 12:30 | Ken Black

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Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys are now 2-3, and while there's certainly no shame in losing to the Packers or at Denver, and apparently none in losing to the Rams, either, the bottom line is they're two games behind the Eagles.

Aaron Rodgers engineered a drive of nine plays and 75 yards that took all of 50 seconds and was capped by a touchdown on a repeat play to Davante Adams that nailed the coffin shut - leaving the Packers at 4-1 and the Cowboys reeling from two straight losses at home. With a makeshift offensive line, getting an established run game becomes critical if you want to give your quarterback enough time in the pocket.

"They ran the same play", Lewis said. "Obviously, he's more than capable of doing that". If so, they were about the only ones.

Ten days after being carted off the field against the Bears, Adams already had a touchdown against Dallas. Or last year's divisional round playoff loss when Rodgers set his team up for the game-winning field goal as time ran out.

And Rodgers delivered yet another soul-crushing defeat to the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon that had defensive end Tyron Crawford twice refer to Rodgers as a magician in a brief interview.

Dak Prescott, who had touchdown passes on Dallas' first three drives, put the Cowboys in front on an 11-yard touchdown run with 1:13 remaining to cap a 17-play drive that lasted nearly nine minutes. In that period, he's completed over 67.0 percent of his passes, and the 33-year-old has also chucked just one interception. That leads the National Football League, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

One glaring issue that the Dallas Cowboys need to work on during their bye is defense. "Plenty of time. A timeout".

Vinatieri made four field goals to move into second on the NFL's career list, one ahead of Gary Anderson (538).

It was even more clear when Aaron Rodgers threw the game-winning touchdown, as those bandwagon fans were really ecstatic. Just another day in Mr. Rodgers' Neighborhood. "That's the one turnover of the game".

"I was going to call a different play, but (Adams) said to call it again", Rodgers said. "You've got to get some positive yards". We had a good concept front side and kinda an alert backside, which actually set up the entire final sequence; hit Davante on a back-shoulder to start the whole drive.

The killer play ended up being the second down call in the redzone where Prescott threw a pass intended for Dez Bryant in the end zone that was broken up.

That Rodgers can think his way through a drive like that speaks to the cerebral aspect of his play.

Rodgers, who finished 19 of 29 for 221 yards and three touchdowns along with 32 rushing yards, led the Packers to a Super Bowl victory at AT&T Stadium following the 2010 season and joked Dallas should host the Super Bowl every year.

"Aaron Rodgers in the two-minute drill, I just don't know what else to say about him", McCarthy said. "I got a little banged up, but we'll be good", Nelson said, per ESPN.



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