Aaron Rodgers gets the last laugh again, and the Cowboys are reeling

Arnold Nichols
October 10, 2017

The Green Bay Packers are off to a hot start this National Football League season as they now move to 4-1 overall and 1-1 on the road.

Aaron Rodgers throws a pinpoint game-winning 12-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Davante Adams. The Cowboys had a one-game exemption since he was coming back from suspension.

With its second straight loss on the heels of a home defeat by the Los Angeles Rams, Dallas must stew during next week's bye before three road games in the next four dates, starting with San Francisco and Washington followed by a home game with Kansas City and a trip to Super Bowl finalist Atlanta. When a team scores 30-plus points at home one would think they should come away with the win. But, one thing is for sure. "It was important plays at the most important times by those guys".

Which is why when Dallas faces this eventuality again, it knows it has to do something drastic and permanent to make a lead stick against Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers. As always, please feel free to provide your own thoughts and opinions in the comment section at the end of the article. But the defense was flagged for two holding penalties, the one accepted setting Green Bay up with a first down at the Cowboys' 26.

JETS 17, BROWNS 14: Josh McCown returned to Cleveland and beat the team that cut him, throwing two touchdown passes to lead the surprising Jets (3-2) over the Browns (0-5), who benched rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer and fell to 1-20 under Coach Hue Jackson. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough. The Cowboys got a field goal but surrendered a touchdown on a tipped-ball interception thrown by Prescott, who responded with his late touchdown run.

It was Dak Prescott who would throw touchdown passes on the Cowboy's first three drives, but similar to last week's loss, the offense hit a wall once the second half got underway.

His mastery of the Cowboys continues.

Pass defense: F The Cowboy sacked Aaron Rodgers four times (two by David Irving and once each by DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford). Yes, you may think I'm insane, but they actually didn't play too terribly bad. He made it too, hauling in a twisting and leaping 12-yard grab that gave the Packers an NFC North leading 4-1 record.

Aaron Rodgers had more magic in store for the Dallas Cowboys, who can't seem to find the mojo that carried them a year ago.

Last week it was the muffed punt by Ryan Switzer, and this week it is Terrance Williams' inability to catch the ball with his hands. Taylor played extremely well and earned another opportunity to play against the Cowboys. Then after the Cowboys started to get pressure on the Packers quarterback, Rodgers was able to scramble for 18 yards. But they had little impact on the game or Rodgers. Unfortunately, it usually paid off.

With word that Andrew Luck is back at Indianapolis Colts practice, I picked up Marlon Mack.

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