Another year, the same result. Aaron Rodgers beats the Cowboys, just like he beats the Bears. The Dallas Cowboys fell victim to the Green Bay Packers 31-28, and the loss was entirely on Mike McCarthy.
The Cowboys dominated the third quarter but couldn't close out the game when it mattered in crunch time. Aaron Rodgers once again made the Cowboys pay. He scored three times in the fourth quarter ending the Cowboys' two-game winning streak. The Cowboys had every chance to close this game out, and just like the playoffs in 2014 and 2016, the Packers found a way to win.
I could sit here and harp on all the ways the Cowboys blew this game, but it came down to overtime.
In overtime, the Cowboys won the coin toss and got the ball first. The team drove efficiently, but penalties stalled their momentum. They would make it within field-goal range, but the Boys gambled and went for it on fourth down. Mike McCarthy decided to go for it on fourth and three at the Green Bay 35-yard line, and it cost them the game.
Brett Maher has been GREAT all year, and you roll the dice and don't get it. I'd rather see the team kick it and have a chance the make the Packers score a touchdown there instead of three in that situation.
Look, I won't sugarcoat it; the Cowboys should have won that game. Prescott gave the defense a 14-point lead going into the 4th, he wasn't perfect, but this was in no way his fault in the second half.
Thank you, coach McCarthy, for once again trying to do too much!
It's so hard to let this one go.
One of the best units in football helped them lose the game. The Cowboys struggled to stop the run ALL NIGHT. They gave up over 200 rushing yards on the ground. That is unacceptable. Aaron Jones carried the ball 24 times for 138 yards, adding one touchdown. AJ Dillon added 65 rushing yards.
Wideout Sammy Watkins had three receptions for 47 yards. Ford had a team-high two interceptions. At the end of the night, we can pin this loss on anyone, but if the Cowboys kick that FG, you never know what will happen.
I won't lie and say I'm worried because I'm not. This team is just fine, and when Washington beats Philadelphia tonight, we will be in the same spot as last week. I'm not worried about the Giants, they are overrated, and Dallas already beat them once on the road.
The Dallas Cowboys stay on the road and face the Minnesota Vikings at 3:25 p.m. CT next Sunday in Week 11. They will win that game. Nobody will change my mind; this team will be fine; the Chiefs lost to the Colts. It's the NFL; these things happen.
Nonetheless, this loss is on the head coach.
They looked flat after the bye week once again. No reason the Cowboys should have taken an L this week, and if we are going to credit McCarthy for what he did while Prescott was out, let's keep the same energy after this loss.
The Cowboys are still OK, and yes… They will make the playoffs when nobody thought they would after week one.