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    GB 35, DAL 31: Rodgers, Packers Breaks Cowboys Hearts Again

    In what's becoming an annual tradition, and the Green Bay Packers hung a crushing loss on the today. With a little over a minute left, Rodgers moved his team 75 yards down the field for a game-winning touchdown pass to .

    On the previous drive, the Cowboys had strategically run 17 plays and taken close to nine minutes off the clock before ran in a touchdown to take a 31-28 lead. However, a questionable decision to throw it on 2nd down helped keep time on the clock for the Packers and it proved to be all their incredible needed to get the win.

    The Cowboys were up 21-6 in the 2nd quarter after scoring touchdowns on their first three drives. The stalled after halftime, though, and a pick-six off a tipped ball by helped spearhead the Packers' comeback.

    The Packers were able to continually gash the Cowboys with rookie , who had 125 yards and a touchdown on just 19 carries. Dallas was clearly still missing and had no answer for Green Bay's rushing attack, even with starter back from .

    It was a great game with plenty of back and forth, as most meetings lately between these two teams are. However, just as consistently, the Packers got the upper hand and send the Cowboys limping into their .

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    Other Notes

    • David Irving returned from his four-game PED and looked monstrous, getting two of the Cowboys' four and laying in some post-throw hits on Rodgers as well. While it wasn't enough to stop the NFL's best quarterback today, his presence along with going forward should give the Cowboys the most dangerous defensive front they've had in a long time.
    • Lawrence tacked on another sack to his breakout season on a bit of a technicality, being credits with an “in the grasp” call while hanging on to Rodgers' ankles. He now has 8.5 sacks on the year, his career high, and could be in double digits before the midway point of the season.
    • While the game goes down a loss for Dak Prescott, he did about everything you could ask in a shootout with Aaron Rodgers. Dak threw for three scores and ran in another while completing 69% of this throws for 251 yards. He made some brilliant throws under duress and scrambled for 37 yards. It was the best he's looked all season and a great sign for things to come after the bye week.
    • It was another tough slog for but he finished the day with a respectable 116 yards on 29 carries. The average improved late in the game as the Cowboys finally found running room, but early on it was more of the same struggles that we've seen most of the season. Something is missing from this Cowboys rushing attack right now, and perhaps it's as simple and and . Hopefully they can figure it out during the bye.
    • While he got beat on the game-deciding touchdown by Davante Adams, rookie was otherwise impressive all day. He was credited with three deflections and tied for the team lead with seven tackles. Lewis continues to show off his physicality and coverage ability, validating what many said about him during the draft process. If not for his pending legal issues at that time, Lewis was projected as a potential first-round talent. He has certainly looked the part so far this year.
    • Elsewhere in the , the Eagles improved to 4-1 with a beatdown on the Cardinals. Washington was on bye and remains 2-2.  The Giants went from bad to worse with a loss to Detroit, dropping to 0-5 and also potentially losing Odell Beckham for the season with a major ankle injury.
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    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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    Charles

    We gave this game away. Should have never thrown the with under 2 minutes to play. Would have liked to have seen Dak get the first down then slide instead of taking in for the score.

    Russ_Te

    You hit all the positives that I saw Jess. Dak was outstanding except the one bonehead throw back into the middle when he was rolling left. Should have been INT. But the job is a lot harder without the run support and pass blocking he had last year, and he played his A game anyway Sunday.

    Irving, right back in the fold. Before Lawrence emerged at LDE while he was suspended, I had Irving there and Lawrence as a placeholder at RDE until the Cowboys can sign a premiere RDE. Or, until Randy Gregory rehabs himself… ;^)

    But now you have to try to use them in tandem, and when Dallas dropped 8 in coverage Irving was right over the center. Somebody find out what he drinks before he has a big game.

    Lewis, very good. With coverage and tackling as bad as it is right now, good chance that the bye week brings a shakeup in the secondary.

    I don’t know when Gathers comes off IR, but it’s another way to get a change up and maybe a boost on offense. It would be great to have a weapon inside like that for the Nov and Dec games.

    I think Butler is ready to start over Williams, and would really like to find TWill a job on another roster. Besides the butterfingers yesterday that handed Green Bay 6 points, against the Rams on the final 4th-down catch by Elliott, Williams totally stopped on that play when EE caught the ball.