DAL 30, GB 16: Rookie Stars Outshine Aaron Rodgers

    It was widely said that this week's trip to Green Bay would be the toughest test yet for the 4-1 . It would be the most pressure put on rookie , the toughest run had yet faced, and the best the Cowboys defense had come up against.

     - Dak Prescott, #4Well, we're now the 5-1 Dallas Cowboys.

    Test passed.

    With perhaps his status as the team's starting QB on the line, Prescott remained a shining star. He had adversity to overcome, finally throwing his first interception and also having two fumbles. However, the good far outweighed the bad as he completed 67% of his throws for 247 yards and a career-high three touchdowns.

    Elliott also put up a career high with 157 yards. The Packers boasted the NFL's top-ranked going into this game, though many felt it was a bad statistic due to weak competition. The Cowboys ended up running for more yards today than the Packers last four opponents had combined.

    The Cowboys defense, once again, did enough to win. They could not get to but did not give up big plays in the , forcing him to march the field anytime he wanted to score. Green Bay did not have a single play of more than 25 yards.

    Other Notes

    • The greatest QB of the 90s was in the announce booth today. He also invited up to talk for a bit.
    • Things got scary with . left the game after a helmet-to-helmet blow with and did not return. also went out for a while but came back late. The sight of and at was the stuff of nightmares, but thankfully the Packers could not exploit it.
    • During that time, made one of the best plays of his young career. Playing corner with Claiborne out, he covered speedster deep down the field and deflected long throw. Few safeties, current and all-time, have that kind of versatility.
    • dropped what could've been a career highlight on a rare deep throw from Prescott. Butler had his man beast and Dak put the ball right on the money, but Butler just couldn't complete the play.
    • , on the other hand, just keeps making plays. He is becoming deadly on WR screens and led the team yet again with six catches.
    • appears to be fully healed, nailing three field goals right down the middle.
    • dropped an audible, angry F-bomb when Dallas had to burn it's third first-half timeout to avoid a delay of game. I wouldn't want that guy cussing in my general direction.
    • By my count today, Aikman, Favre, and the entire FOX NFL Sunday crew all said Dak Prescott should remain the starter over . Many of those votes came before his big win against the Packers.

    Dallas will now go into their as the only one-loss team in the East. The Eagles dropped to 3-2 with a loss against Washington, who are now at 4-2 and in second place. The Cowboys will host the Eagles in Week 8.

    We'll have to wait and see who the starting QB will be.

    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!


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