Battle of NFC Conference foes: Cowboys take it to the Packers at Lambeau, 30-16

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GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball against the Green Bay Packers during the first quarter at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY — It’s a battle between NFL conference foes — and the stage could not have been bigger. That said, the Dallas Cowboys took it to the Green Bay Packers in a game that proved frustrating for fans. The Packers lost, 30-16.

The Cowboys were first to strike in the game — Dak Prescott threw a one-yard touchdown to Cole Beasley. Dallas was up 7-0.

Green Bay took their first drive down the field — and capped it with a 37-yard field goal from Mason Crosby. The made the score, 7-3, Dallas.

After a couple of turnovers — one from each team — the first quarter came to an end. The score remained 7-3, Dallas.

The Packers had started a drive at the end of the first quarter — and wrapped it up early in the second. The drive was capped by a 43-yard Mason Crosby field goal — making the score 7-6, Dallas.

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: Mason Crosby #2 of the Green Bay Packers is congratulated by his teammates after kicking a field goal against the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY, WI – OCTOBER 16: Mason Crosby #2 of the Green Bay Packers is congratulated by his teammates after kicking a field goal against the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Cowboys bounced back with a 44-yard field goal of their own with 6:01 left in the first half. Dallas was still up with the score, 10-6.

And before the last seconds could tick off in the first half, the Cowboys put down an impressive drive — 97 yards in just five plays — and ended up throwing a touchdown pass. That put Dallas up 17-6.

The Packers got the ball first in the second half. But the team’s drive ended abruptly when Aaron Rodgers threw an interception to Barry Church of the Cowboys.

Dallas took over on their own 49 yard line. They drove down the field — and punched a 22-yard field goal through the uprights to take a 20-6 lead over Green Bay.

The next score in the game didn’t come until the start of the fourth quarter. Despite having the ball in great field position, the Packers couldn’t get the touchdown. Instead, Crosby closed the gap by another three with a 34-yard field goal. It was Dallas up 20-9 on Green Bay at that point.

The Cowboys fired right back on the very next drive. It was topped off with a four-yard touchdown pass to put Dallas up, 27-9.

There was some life breathed into the Green Bay offense on the next series. The Packers plowed down the field — and capped the drive with a six-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers to Randall Cobb. The Packers were down 27-16.

The Cowboys moved the ball down the field on their next series — and punched a 32-yard field goal through the uprights to make it 30-16, Dallas. At that point, 3:41 remained on the clock.

After the game, stick with FOX6 to watch a postgame Blitz — as the FOX6 Sports team crunches the numbers and chats with the players about the performance on the gridiron.

5 comments

  • Always Outspoken

    Let me be the first to say what is becoming obvious – Aaron Rodgers needs to be replaced.

    Nonexistent pass accuracy, butterfingers, inability to read defenses, and no sense of urgency to improve.

    “Relax”, my a**.

    • Vince

      Really? Why do you think he has 5 seconds to pass? Because his receivers can’t get open. Who will you replace him with? One RB on the active roster for the game. 3rd and short and McCarthy runs his fullback like he always does. The coach needs to go before the QB.

      • pretenders not Contenders

        “3rd and goal and McCarthy always runs his fullback” There was a 1st goal from the 3 yesterday and McCarthy had Lacy on the bench and Rodgers try a draw and fumbles! Why even have a fullback and halfback on the roster? I agree McCarthy should be let go and I agree there is something wrong with Rodgers, perhaps distracted by his relationship with his parents? Rodgers can be easily replaced like Tony Romo and Teddy Bridgewater have been.

  • Dallas Fan

    I agree that Rodgers didn’t look very good, but you guys are spoiled up there. He’s a great QB having some bad times. We’ll gladly take him here in Dallas. Don’t get me wrong, we’re kind of happy with the QB situation here right now. But Rodgers is a great QB just having a rough day or two.

    • pretenders not Contenders

      Its been more than a day or two. They have sucked since their epic collapse against Seattle In the NFC Championship game. They are absolutely irrelevant in the red zone.

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