Week Five Green Bay Packers Takeaways

Week Five Green Bay Packers Takeaways

Week Five Green Bay Packers Takeaways

Sunday's 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers made the Cowboys part of a discouraging stat.

Rookie running back Aaron Jones impressed for the visitors, becoming the first Green Bay running back with 100 yards in his first start as a rookie since Samkon Gado in 2005.

If Cowboys fans felt like they were watching the same game as last week against the Los Angeles Rams, their feelings are pretty spot on.

Two years ago, the Cowboys lost to the Packers in a game that universally became known as The Catch.

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. The second-year back carried the ball four times for 42 yards on an eight-play drive that ended in a 43-yard field goal by Dan Bailey as Dallas regained the lead. Packers win 35-3. With a little over a minute left in the game, here's what was on Aaron Rodgers mind during that final drive.

Rodgers was at his best in the final 73 seconds, when he led the Packers on a game-winning nine-play, 75-yard drive that culminated with a 12-yard touchdown to Adams with 11 seconds left.

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With the stakes lower than the last time these two teams squared off, this loss is still costly, as it drops Dallas to 2-3 on the 2017 season and two games behind the division-leading Philadelphia Eagles. But the defense was flagged for two holding penalties, the one accepted setting Green Bay up with a first down at the Cowboys' 26. Packers trailing 21-12 at the half. With the win, the Packers move to 4-1. That ultimately sets up the winning pass because he's playing high shoulder on the first play, we go back shoulder. Rodgers was able to step up in the pocket and flush to his left, managing to narrowly leaving both rushers in the dust as he scampered 18-yards for the first down.

Nothing wrong with adding another lethal weapon to Aaron Rodgers' high-powered offense. The drive stalled at the Packers' 25-yard line, but Dan Bailey was good on the 43-yard field goal to give Dallas back the lead, 24-22.

On Sunday, Rodgers bit 'em again.

Rodgers completed 19 of 29 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns with a passer rating of 122.9. He connected with Nelson Agholor for a 72-yard TD in the third quarter that left six-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson shouting on the sideline. The Cowboys have a bye next week, and come out of it with road games against the 49ers and Redskins.

The Cowboys dominated the first half, marching out to a 21-6 lead thanks to controlling the clock. And yes, I do believe that one single play can have that much of an impact on the outcome of any game. He's also missed two games with the injury. Rodgers started the drive by connecting with Davante Adams for a 14-yard gain.

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