Mason Crosby booted a 48-yard field goal as time expired in the first half today in Green Bay, giving the Packers the only points of the game so far against the Dallas Cowboys.
The 3-0 game has featured plenty of hard-hitting defense as well as quite a bit of sloppy offense on both sides.
Dallas has managed just three first downs, and the Packers have had Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo under pressure throughout. The Packers’ defense has recorded three sacks, and Romo has been hurried several more times.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, meanwhile, has been sacked twice and pressured repeatedly, and although the Packers’ offensive line has often been blamed this season for failing to protect Rodgers, more and more league observers are starting to point out that Rodgers deserves a healthy share of the blame for all the times he’s been sacked.
Troy Aikman, calling the game for Fox, has pointed out that Rodgers’ inability to read blitzes properly has led to him being blindsided by pass rushers he didn’t see, and during the second quarter, Rich Eisen of NFL Network offered this assessment on Twitter: “The lack of a clock in Aaron Rodgers’ head sometimes borders on the absurd. On that last play, it went well past absurd into inconceivable.”
About the only positive thing that can be said about the two offenses on the field is that they’ve combined for just one turnover. That one was a lost fumble by Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams, who has a game-high 60 receiving yards.