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Aaron Jones Goes Off, Hands Cowboys Their Second Consecutive Loss

If you're looking for a reason the lost to the in Week 5, look no further than a guy named Aaron. No, I'm not talking about , who's had his fair share of big moments against the Cowboys, I'm talking about . It was his legs that carried the Packers to victory.

The Dallas Cowboys simply didn't have an answer for Aaron Jones on Sunday. Jones put up nearly 200 total yards on the Cowboys (107 rushing, 75 receiving) and accounted for four touchdowns all by himself. He gashed Dallas' on the ground and through the air, which to me was a bit surprising.

I would've thought with WR out for the Packers the Cowboys defense would focus more on shutting down Green Bay's second-best playmaker, Aaron Jones. I thought the would be to play a lot of man coverage against the young and inexperienced Packers' WRs in order to stack the box to shut down the and to apply a little extra pressure to Aaron Rogers. That's not how things worked out.

I don't know if the Cowboys didn't think Aaron Jones was much of a threat to take over a game as he did or if they just failed to execute. After all, Jones only managed 21 yards on the ground and 37 yards through the air last week against the . Maybe Dallas thought they could have the same kind of success this week. The end result, though, tells a different story.

Aaron Jones
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones absolutely gashed the Dallas Cowboys . In what was one of their strengths last season, the Cowboys are really struggling to stop the run thus far in 2019. That's a little extra hurtful considering they tried to upgrade the defensive trenches during the .

The Cowboys signed DT and traded for DE as hopeful upgrades and depth purposes. They also drafted DT in the of the 2019 . Unfortunately, those upgrades weren't enough to contain Aaron Jones Sunday afternoon.

I don't know about you, but I expect more from a team with so much talent throughout the roster. Allowing one single player to take over a game pretty much all by themselves is unacceptable. Adjustments should have been made and Aaron Jones should've been neutralized. This sort of thing happening is absolutely unacceptable.

The Dallas Cowboys and their have to review film to determine what needs to be fixed from here on out. Whether it was execution or a poor game plan, the Cowboys absolutely have to get back on track next week against the . Their season could hang in the balance.

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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