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Cowboys Whip Packers For First Time At Lambeau Field!

The Cowboys beat the Packers at home for the first time in club history with Tony Romo and Miles Austin.  That’s right, WR Miles Austin had a big night instead of Terrell Owens, coming up with two big catches, one that led to a touchdown and the other that did go for a touchdown.  Green Bay, down to Dallas 27-9 with just about 4 minutes left in the game, scored a touchdown after recovering a Marion Barber fumble to make the score 27-16 and that’s how it would end.

Tony Romo once again overcame some early turnovers, one inside the red zone, to throw the one touchdown pass that became the winning score when he connected with Austin on a 52-yard catch-and-run.  Marion Barber rushed for over 100-yards and scored on a 4-yard run in the first half.  Felix Jones had a tremendous night rushing, breaking a 60-yard touchdown sprint reminiscent of maybe Tony Dorsett or Emmitt Smith.  Jones became the first Dallas rookie to ever score a touchdown in his first three games.

The defense played well after giving up some big plays in the first half, they basically shut down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense until the last 4 minutes of the game.  Dallas out-rushed Green Bay 218- yards to like 68-yards or something for the Pack.  The offensive line surrendered it’s first sacks allowing the Packers two of them on Romo and the Green Bay defense successfully put pressure on him all evening, but Romo managed to make several plays while under duress, but was called for two intentional grounding penalties in the second half.

Anthony Henry had two sacks of his own while many others had sacks to contribute as Aaron Rodgers would have been sacked several more times, but he escaped the Dallas rush for some good runs but only connected on two big passing plays in the game.  The defense for the Cowboys played tough in the second half of this one as they basically shut-down the Packers running game.  This allowed the coaches to call a lot more blitzing plays as Green Bay was often facing 3rd-and-longs for most of the second half.  NG Jay Ratliff, LB DeMarcus Ware and LB Zach Thomas were each credited for one sack.

Penalties and turnovers were even among the teams and there were a few questionable calls for both sides but it was an even factor for the game.   Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy stated that his team “simply wasn’t where Dallas is at this point” when speaking at the post game conference.

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2 Responses to “Cowboys Whip Packers For First Time At Lambeau Field!”

  1. M R says:

    Has Jessica been to any games yet???????

  2. CD says:

    M R – really? Jessica? Really? isn’t that tired by now? Let it go.

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