The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly for Cowboys Against Packers

Posted October 10, 2017

But that left time on the clock for Rodgers.

The 4-1 Packers find themselves atop the NFC North after the Detroit Lions lost to the Carolina Panthers to fall to 3-2.

Aaron Rodgers throws a pinpoint game-winning 12-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Davante Adams.

Arlington - There was next-to-no celebration when the Cowboys took a late lead against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers Sunday afternoon. "With his run, he got them out of an opportunity to go for a field goal and into the mentality of scoring a touchdown". The scary thing is the 'Boys had control of both games against the Rams and the Packers and let both slip away.

That began a 79-yard march that included a two third-down conversions and one fourth-down conversion, capped off by Prescott's 11-yard touchdown run. Usually, a dreary postgame narrative follows, one complete with replays of those shanked extra-point attempts that ultimately proved the difference in a loss. "You got to get some positive yards". Rodgers went his way on first down only to have the pass broken up.

The key to longevity of the final drive was a clutch 3rd and eight play at Dallas' 31 yard-line Rodgers converted. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones clapped three times with a look of utter concern in his owner's box. The Cowboys emerged in a 3-2-6 dime defense in Cover-2.

And Wade Phillips" "D' allowing just three points off four Rams turnovers was superb and another example of the growth from these young Rams. Defensive tackle Benson Mayowa pressured the front side on a bullrush on center Corey Linsley. Officials then measured the first down, and the Cowboys got it by half a football.

Again, the Cowboys turned to the running game. But why, when Elliott is running as well as we've seen all season, do the Cowboys call a silly red-zone fade on second down to kill the clock? Aaron Rodgers found Davante Adams for a 12-yard touchdown with 11 seconds left to defeat the Cowboys 35-31.

Adams was active for the game only 10 days after leaving their win over the Chicago Bears on a stretcher after a helmet-to-helmet hit that resulted in a suspension for Chicago linebacker Danny Trevathan - he had seven catches for 66 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner.

His technique hasn't quite been as good as it was a season ago and he's just not playing with the confidence he showed previous year.

The Rams embark on a hard road trip to the first place Jaguars, who play the same style of aggressive, thieving "D" Los Angeles struggled against at home Sunday. He had 19 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown. He has rushed for over 100-yards in all three games against the Packers. Apart from one bad whiff which led to a sack, Taylor stood his ground and was an integral part of the Packers win in Dallas.