For the third time in less than a calendar year, the Packers found themselves squaring off against the Dallas Cowboys. Just like their previous meeting in the division round of the playoffs back in January, it ends with Aaron Rodgers leading Green Bay to a thrilling win.
Dallas was poised to take the lead late when Dak Prescott called his own number on the option. Ezekial Elliot tore up the Packers defense on the drive, and Green Bay bit on the play. Prescott saw the wide open lane on his way to an 11 yard touchdown to give the Cowboys a 31-28 lead with just 1:13 left on the clock.
That was more than enough time for Rodgers.
Back in January, he led Green Bay down the field for the winning field goal with less time on the clock than that. On Sunday it wouldn’t be a field goal this time though.
After completions to Davante Adams and Martellus Bennett, as well as a long run by rookie Aaron Jones, the Packers were in field goal range. Then after the Cowboys started to get pressure on the Packers quarterback, Rodgers was able to scramble for 18 yards.
Ten days after being carted off the field against the Bears, Adams already had a touchdown against Dallas. Rodgers went his way on first down only to have the pass broken up. That didn’t stop Rodgers from trying again on the very next play.
Adams made the grab on the 12 yard pass from Rodgers, and with just over 11 seconds left on the clock the Packers were back in front. Leaving AT&T Stadium with another thrilling victory over the Cowboys.