The Dallas Cowboys went into Lambeau Field and shut down the Green Packers offense and ran over their defense en route to a 30-16 victory. This decade, the Cowboys have went into Lambeau twice and were beaten by a combined score of 73-14. But today, the Cowboys were a different team than those 2010 and 2015 teams.
Also, this was one of those type of games where that old adage that it’s all about the team, was really put into perspective.
It wasn’t just about DAK PRESCOTT and EZEKIEL ELLIOTT today, the Cowboys needed so many of their front line and complementary players to step up today. And they did.
One of those complementary players was receiver COLE BEASLEY, who caught two touchdown passes today which was the fourth time in his five-year career that he has caught two touchdown passes in a game. He caught 6 passes for 58 yards to give him 33 catches for 390 yards and 3 scores on the season. He is on pace to have his best season in terms of catches, yards, and touchdowns in his career.
And kicker DAN BAILEY put together a three field goal day, with one of those field goals helping to put this game out of reach for Green Bay late in the fourth quarter.
That Cowboys offensive line which includes: center TRAVIS FREDERICK, left guard RONALD LEARY, right guard ZACK MARTIN, left tackle TYRON SMITH, and right tackle DOUG FREE paved the way for Elliott to gain 157 yards on 28 carries and to help the Cowboys run out the clock late in the fourth quarter with a series of Elliott runs.
Prescott once again showed off his talents as he was 18 of 27 for 247 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 pick. He didn’t have to run much today as his protection allowed him to be a passer only today.
The Packers heard the boos for much of this game for their conservative play calling and the lack of points being put up on the scoreboard. AARON RODGERS almost threw for 300 yards (294 yards on 31 of 42 accuracy) but he also only had 1 touchdown pass which is an anomaly for him. He also threw one interception which was caught by Cowboys safety BARRY CHURCH. That Church theft lead to a successful field goal by Bailey in the third quarter which gave Dallas a 20-6 lead.
Meanwhile, Beasley gave his team the lead, when he took a Prescott pass and then dove into the beginning of end zone for a 1-yard scoring play. With 10:03 left in the first quarter Dallas had themselves a 7-0 lead.
Dallas receiver BRICE BUTLER, was the recipient of Prescott’s second touchdown pass of the game, when he got behind the defense for a top right corner of the end zone 20-yard touchdown reception. With 27 seconds left in the second quarter the Cowboys improved their lead to 17-6 over the Packers.
Beasley got his second touchdown of the game by way of a 4-yard back of the end zone catch to boost the Cowboys lead to 27-9 with 10:26 left in the contest.
RANDALL COBB gave the Pack some breathing room when he took a Rodgers pass near the DAL 5-yard line, and proceeded to sprint into the end zone for a 6-yard scoring play. With 6:53 left in the contest the Pack cut the Cowboys lead to 27-16. Cobb finished the game with 7 grabs for 53 yards and 1 score.
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