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Cowboys-Packers one-liners

Cowboys LB Keith Brooking called the 17-7 loss to the Packers a “minor hiccup.”

Said Cowboys WR Patrick Crayton, “Sometimes, I wish we dictated to defenses, not let defenses dictate what we do.”

WR Roy Williams had his first 100-yard game with the Cowboys and scored a touchdown, but a fumble and a crucial drop overshadowed his positives.

While neither one is believed to be as serious as T Marc Colombo’s broken leg, Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins and S Ken Hamlin also left the game with injuries.

Cowboys RB Marion Barber ran four times for 27 yards in the first quarter, but only got one other carry for the rest of the game.

Said Packers LB Nick Barnett, “Did we save our season? I think we
saved our (butt) this game. For now. We have to keep that going.”

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers didn’t have amazing stats, but coach Mike McCarthy was full of praise for the way he played.

The Packers defense sacked Cowboys QB Tony Romo five times and allowed only 61 yards on the ground.

Packers TE Spencer Havner caught a two-yard touchdown, and now has four scores on his seven catches this season.

The Packers were penalized 12 times for 100 yards.

For more on the Cowboys and Packers, Mike Florio has the full Morning Aftermath right here.
 

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  1. Kevin from Philly says: Nov 16, 2009 1:16 PM

    For the benefit of those who missed it in Aftermath:
    To all the Cowboys fans who danced and hooted and hollered last week in section 117 at the Linc when Jason Peters went out with an injury: karma’s a bitch, ain’t it? Get well soon Marc Columbo.

  2. LCCJ says: Nov 16, 2009 2:05 PM

    Kevin from Philly;
    And to those who cheered when Michael Irvin was carried off the field…Suck it

  3. Bob Nelson says: Nov 16, 2009 2:08 PM

    In their history the Cowboys have only won at Lambeau Field once.
    Good thing to remember come playoff time.
    By the way the Giants are in 2nd in East thanks to a head to head win over the Eagles.
    Therefore the Falcons and Packers are in Wild Card position and the Eagles are on the outside looking in (even thoughthe Eagles have a better conference record). The Falcons and Packers have better Conference Records than the Giants.
    You have to love those tiebreakers that currently mean no wildcard from the NFC East.

  4. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Nov 16, 2009 2:09 PM

    Personally, I am sickened by Cowboys Fans who do not recognize that with this bunch and the idiot coaches leading them, we can only live week to week.
    Pathetic. And then to keep Romo in there for the sake of not wanting a shut out?
    Dumbass coaches.

  5. balthan says: Nov 16, 2009 2:52 PM

    “The Packers defense [...] allowed only 61 yards on the ground.”
    The Cowboys running backs averaged 4.1 yards per carry, but were only handed the ball 11 times. Barber averaged 5.2, but only had 5 rushing attempts.
    It’s not so much that the Packers had a stifling run defense as it was the Cowboys didn’t run the ball, despite only being down 3-0 going into the 4th quarter.
    It’s not the first time Garrett has abandoned the run, and sadly it likely won’t be the last.

  6. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Nov 16, 2009 3:20 PM

    @balthan:
    It’s not like they had that much success moving the ball AT ALL before they were down 10 points. By my count the Cowboys had 29 offensive snaps (not counting punts) before the end of the third quarter. 19 were passes, 10 were runs. And then they were down 10 points with 13 minutes to go.
    They didn’t convert a single third down until less than 9 minutes were left in the game. Most of those 3rd downs were long ones. Dallas’ average yards-to-go on 3rd down was 10 yards. That (and playing from behind for the entire second half) pretty much takes the running game out of it.

  7. itwasn'tme says: Nov 16, 2009 3:51 PM

    Bob,
    If the playoff’s started today, the Eagles would be the 5th seed in the NFC.
    They beat the G-Men 40-17 and have a 4-2 conference record which is better than the Falcons and Panthers 4-3.

  8. ocelots138 says: Nov 16, 2009 4:00 PM

    Bob Nelson says: November 16, 2009 2:08 PM
    In their history the Cowboys have only won at Lambeau Field once.
    Good thing to remember come playoff time.
    By the way the Giants are in 2nd in East thanks to a head to head win over the Eagles.
    ————–
    Uh…. Eagles and Giants are tied, and Eagles own the tiebreaker. They’re both only one game out of position for 1st in the NFC Least.
    Do you watch the games?

  9. purpleguy says: Nov 16, 2009 4:11 PM

    Bob calculates playoff eligibility like MM calculates his penalty challenges.

  10. TheBaySay says: Nov 16, 2009 4:11 PM

    I wonder how much of a coincidence it was that the outstanding defensive effort came in the same game where they had an actual outside linebacker on the side where they’ve been using a defensive end all year? Kampman is a great guy and a great football player, but he’s not an OLB. In any case, the offense may have had the “Come to Jesus” meeting, but it was the defense that was raising Cain all day and at least temporarily saving the season. Jenkins made a couple of amazing plays early, Jolly was outstanding, Barnett looks to be back, Woodson – defensive player of the week. Hawk was doing a reasonable facsimile of flying around and even Raji made a nice play or two. IF they can maintain this level of effort, IF they get Finley and Tauscher back soon, and IF Rodgers manages to stay healthy, they could contend for a playoff spot. Here’s hoping…

  11. VoxVeritas says: Nov 16, 2009 4:20 PM

    “Pathetic. And then to keep Romo in there for the sake of not wanting a shut out? Dumbass coaches. ”
    You have the mentality of a quitter.

  12. chunky soupy sales says: Nov 16, 2009 4:32 PM

    The Cowboys were outplayed at every level in this game, so congrats to The Packers. It got so that every time the packers were in 3rd and long, I knew they would get the first, because they did it all day. The Cowboys were PATHETIC on D on 3rd down. And I’m a Cowboys fan. This was just an ### whipping, plain and simple and next week, ALL the win and loss records go out the window, because Cowboys Redskins is always unpredictable.
    Two questions, and let me say NEITHER determined the game, I’m just asking because I do not know.
    1. Why can’t you review who recovered a fumble? That just seems odd.
    2. Mike Mcarthy challenged a play when he had no challenges left. What is the rule concerning this? Is there none? Seems to be at least a delay of game.
    and a sub question, why did he still have a red flag if he had no challenges?
    Again, just curious and neither caused Dallas to lose. They lost because Green Bay was the better team that day, plain and simole.

  13. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Nov 16, 2009 5:31 PM

    chunky soupy sales says:
    November 16, 2009 4:32 PM
    Two questions, and let me say NEITHER determined the game, I’m just asking because I do not know.
    1. Why can’t you review who recovered a fumble? That just seems odd.
    2. Mike Mcarthy challenged a play when he had no challenges left. What is the rule concerning this? Is there none? Seems to be at least a delay of game.
    and a sub question, why did he still have a red flag if he had no challenges?
    Again, just curious and neither caused Dallas to lose. They lost because Green Bay was the better team that day, plain and simole.
    ——————————–
    1. I assume it’s because it would open up a can of worms. It’s impossible to tell what goes on at the bottom of the pile when there’s a loose ball. However, in this case the Cowboys got jobbed. It clearly should’ve been Cowboys ball. Jones was down.
    2. Someone cited a rule saying there is a 15 yard penalty for throwing the red flag when you’re out of challenges. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen it happen before. If there isn’t a penalty on the books, there should be.
    Should be interesting to see if Perreira addresses either of those calls in his weekly segment.

  14. overkil2 says: Nov 16, 2009 6:27 PM

    I remember when PFT picked the pack to beat the cowgirls and all the dallas fans were up in arms saying that it would never happen and they were idiots for picking Dallas to lose to a team who had just lost to the lowly Bucs. Hope you guys enjoy having some of that crow today.

  15. Waffle says: Nov 16, 2009 6:54 PM

    The Pokes are at best an average team that has ocassional moments of brilliance. Marion Barber is in (sadly) serious decline. The no-name approach to the running game is a failure. The defense keeps them in games but you have to score to win.

  16. bluestree says: Nov 16, 2009 6:58 PM

    ‘VoxVeritas says:
    November 16, 2009 4:20 PM
    “Pathetic. And then to keep Romo in there for the sake of not wanting a shut out? Dumbass coaches. ”
    You have the mentality of a quitter.’
    I really had to question that when I first heard it during the game. 17 points can be scored pretty quickly. “well, they have to score, recover the onside, score, recover..” It could happen. I went to bed last night when it was 34-21 Pats. Never quit.

  17. bluestree says: Nov 16, 2009 7:09 PM

    @Adam-Chris Scheftersen; I think the rule on fumbles is an injury prevention thing. They’re afraid that if it were reviewable, the piles would be more of a free-for-all than they already are.

  18. penguininbondage says: Nov 16, 2009 10:35 PM

    By the way the Giants are in 2nd in East thanks to a head to head win over the Eagles.
    I had to read this three times to make sure the fever I have wasn’t screwing with me.

  19. Beer Cheese Soup says: Nov 16, 2009 11:53 PM

    Bob Nelson says:
    In their history the Cowboys have only won at Lambeau Field once.
    Good thing to remember come playoff time.
    ___________________________________
    Even IF the Packers make the playoffs, they won’t be playing at home, and I think we can all agree Dallas won’t be anywhere near the postseason this year. Not only that, you need to re-check your East standings, they’re almost as convoluted as your political views.
    This should put to rest all the rumors of Bob being Florio in disguise.. Florio actually watches football games.

  20. Supersuckers says: Nov 17, 2009 9:12 AM

    Beer,
    I think Florio probably looks at the standings as well before making absurd proclomations such as “we can all agree Dallas won’t be ANYWHERE NEAR the postseason this year”
    They are in first in the NFC East. I am embarrased for you.

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