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Cowboys hold 17-6 lead at half in Green Bay

Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) AP

If you’re a fan of reaction shots that find Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looking to the sky while talking to himself, you’ve probably enjoyed the first half of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.

Rodgers and the entire Packers offense have looked out of sync for most of the afternoon, continuing a trend of underwhelming performances from the unit that stretches back to last season. Rodgers is 15-of-22 for 135 yards and one of the longest gains of the day — an 18-yarder to Jordy Nelson — ended with a fumble that gave the ball back to the Cowboys. Rodgers has missed some passes and there have been a couple of drops, but the pass rush has been light enough that you’d expect much more from Green Bay through the air.

Rodgers’ last misfire of the half came when he couldn’t hit an open Randall Cobb deep down the field and the Cowboys started their drive at the three-yard line. The Packers used timeouts after first and second down, but Lucky Whitehead ran for 26 yards on third down to keep the Cowboys moving down the field. Dak Prescott then hit Terrance Williams for 42 yards and Brice Butler for a 20-yard touchdown to make the score 17-6 at halftime.

Prescott has now thrown 173 passes without an interception, giving him a record for the start of a career. That streak appeared to be in jeopardy when the ball squirted from his hands and into Packers linebacker Joe Thomas’ mitts in the first quarter, but it was ruled a fumble. That’s the only bit miscue for Prescott, who isΒ 12-of-18 for 166 yards and two touchdowns against a Packers defense that’s short on cornerbacks.

That would make it a good time for the offense to step things back up, but it’s been a slog to this point.

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56 Responses to “Cowboys hold 17-6 lead at half in Green Bay”
  1. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 16, 2016 6:01 PM

    the packers are who we thought they were.

  2. contra74 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:01 PM

    Aaron Rodgers is playing like absolute garbage.

    Put in the backup

  3. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 16, 2016 6:01 PM

    dak > erin

  4. jerrysglassescleaner says: Oct 16, 2016 6:02 PM

    Packers are in trouble if Dallas can clean up their mistakes. Dallas dominating! Dak has hit his rookie wall but recovered nicely. Dallas on their way to 5-1.

  5. lindacaseauthor says: Oct 16, 2016 6:05 PM

    Every time the camera pans to Favre, he’s laughing. I bet it’s at Lil Erin Munn.

  6. lambeaudungbarn says: Oct 16, 2016 6:05 PM

    “Sniff”….”Sniff”- Something smells bad around here, smells like moldy cheese!

  7. philcodean says: Oct 16, 2016 6:06 PM

    Game may well have been won by the Cowboys in the last two minutes of the first half. Terrible play-calling by MM, with nary a rush attempt on 1st down and 1:30+ left on the clock with 3 timeouts. Punt. 97-yard “drive” by Dallas and TD. The Pack should lobby for a second bye week, just to manage their PTSD after this loss. Go Pack!!!…feeble as that seems.

  8. skol4life says: Oct 16, 2016 6:07 PM

    Erin has better aim with his 9 iron than he does with the football.

  9. pkrh8tr says: Oct 16, 2016 6:07 PM

    Horrible football for horrible people

  10. tjacks7 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:08 PM

    Wow. It was sad watching Peyton’s career coming to an end but at least he went out with a ring. Now, Rodgers is on his last legs. Rodgers can’t throw football into the ocean these days if he was standing in it knee deep. Better hope Hundley is ready.

  11. montango says: Oct 16, 2016 6:08 PM

    ^I agree, dak has hit the wall. Bye week, just in time

  12. codythao35 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:09 PM

    I’m sitting on my couch laughing at the Packers db falling down and Erin sucks so bad. Where is Gerdschmidt at this time?

  13. arrowtoyourknee says: Oct 16, 2016 6:10 PM

    Genuinely curious about some of the play calling. Not even going to snicker at the missed or dropped passes. I’m too busy scratching my head on those strange calls?

  14. leatherface2012 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:10 PM

    and once again, green bays only hope on offense is hoping the cowboys cant get the 12th guy off the field on defense

  15. codythao35 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:11 PM

    Packers are done

  16. politiciansareallthesame says: Oct 16, 2016 6:11 PM

    Rodgers has been declining as a player for 2 years now. I love how Manning got so much heat for only winning one ring before this past year, yet Rodgers gets a pass for only winning one 6 years ago.

  17. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 16, 2016 6:12 PM

    wow… a 2 game lead with the tie breaker after only 5 games? But, but, but i thought the packers would have the division wrapped up by halloween!!? what gives?

  18. tjacks7 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:14 PM

    Packers will be #4 in PFTs power rankings this week. Panthers will be #9.

  19. dirtyhelmet says: Oct 16, 2016 6:19 PM

    Wow is Rodgers I whiny little titty-baby. Every time the camera pans to him, he looks like he’s gonna cry. He’s an arrogant prick when things are going his way and a little girl when they aren’t. Plenty of the bad play in the first half was on him.

  20. contra74 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:21 PM

    Rodgers should stick to insurance commercials.

  21. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Oct 16, 2016 6:21 PM

    Aaron Rodgers needs some Italian HGH.

  22. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 16, 2016 6:22 PM

    Thumbs up = Favre
    Thumbs down = Rodgers

  23. obsessedvikingfan says: Oct 16, 2016 6:23 PM

    #1 rush defends. Lol

  24. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 16, 2016 6:25 PM

    don’t worry packer fans, this is just a tiny 21 game slump. It’ll pass.

  25. allight59 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:27 PM

    Hello, stellar….hello, frankbooth, hello mcnasty….where is everybody?

    LOL…Packers are done!

  26. cheddarisbeddar says: Oct 16, 2016 6:29 PM

    I, for one, have grown tired of McCarthy and Rodgers’ ineffectiveness. Time to see what Hundley can do.

  27. punxrawk124 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:29 PM

    There’s no way you put this kid on the bench for Romo.
    That would be Jerry Jones worse decision since he fired Jimmy Johnson.
    Sorry Tony this is Dak’s team now

  28. skol4life says: Oct 16, 2016 6:30 PM

    Stellar just shut off his calculator

  29. tedmurph says: Oct 16, 2016 6:31 PM

    Not that it means anything, but the power rankings may be due for a shake up next week. Except for the Vikes and the Pats.

  30. contra74 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:34 PM

    DId Aaron Rodgers just get Davante Adams killed with another one of his errant passes!?!?!?

  31. contra74 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:35 PM

    “I will go back to calling offensive plays” – Mike McNugget

    Good for you coach

  32. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 16, 2016 6:37 PM

    maybe speilman will throw ol ted a bone and give him Teddy for a 1st and a 4th??

  33. codythao35 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:40 PM

    Dink n dunk Rodgers, noodle arm. When will Erin have a pass over 10 yards?

  34. realfootballfan says: Oct 16, 2016 6:41 PM

    I mentioned at the end of last year that Rodgers obviously had lost a step with his fan boys saying it was all the receivers. He hasn’t been good this year, period. Might be time to move on from Mike McCarthy so he can get a coach who can deal with this reality and will game plan accordingly instead of acting like he will be the QB he was 4 years ago forever.

  35. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 16, 2016 6:42 PM

    tiny hands strikes again!!??

  36. thegenghiskahn88 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:43 PM

    Good Lawd Rodgers looks awful…

    Fumble inside the 5.

    Go Cowboys!

  37. thisistheonlygame says: Oct 16, 2016 6:44 PM

    Would Rogers benefit from sitting out a series? That fumble inside the 5 is a back breaker.

  38. leatherface2012 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:44 PM

    wow and the golden boy coughs up the ball yet again

  39. codythao35 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:44 PM

    Another turn over by Erin trying to scramble? Tiny hands!

  40. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 16, 2016 6:45 PM

    Pretty ironic that Viking fans are bashing little Erin when Henderson is a former Viking.

  41. screamingyellowzonkers says: Oct 16, 2016 6:45 PM

    And another fumble for discount double choke.

    Erin & Mike says it’s not their fault.

    Sniff. Sniff.

  42. codythao35 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:45 PM

    Another turn over by Erin trying to scramble? Tiny hands. I saw Lazy on the side line laughing at Rodgers when that happened.

  43. contra74 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:49 PM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Oct 16, 2016 6:45 PM
    Pretty ironic that Viking fans are bashing little Erin when Henderson is a former Viking.
    —–
    The packers aren’t losing right?

    They’re just beating themselves right?

    LOL

  44. Frazier28/7 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:53 PM

    I’ve never heard a fan base boo as much as green bays, better people I guess

  45. thegenghiskahn88 says: Oct 16, 2016 6:53 PM

    Cobb wide open in the end zone, Aaron throws it over his head… πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  46. lambeaudungbarn says: Oct 16, 2016 7:02 PM

    Well looks like the Packers will fall from #3, to #4 in the Power Rankings…..”roll eyes”
    I wonder how many more weeks of media love the Packers have left.. Even the commentators were saying Green bay is not looking as good because of their injuries… yeah right..

  47. screamingyellowzonkers says: Oct 16, 2016 7:03 PM

    thegenghiskahn88 says:
    Oct 16, 2016 6:53 PM
    Cobb wide open in the end zone, Aaron throws it over his head… πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    ————————

    Erin: “But the ref was supposed to give me a free play…..sniff…….sniff”

  48. purplepeople1 says: Oct 16, 2016 7:11 PM

    Joke franchise and what else can you say about thier fans. Garbage bunch haha 3-2 thought the packers would be 5-0 right now.

  49. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 16, 2016 7:15 PM

    boy the race for 2nd place in the north is really getting exciting!!?

  50. screamingyellowzonkers says: Oct 16, 2016 7:17 PM

    The pre season Super Bowl champs are now 3-2 and complaining about injuries.

    Sniff…..sniff

  51. jr4real says: Oct 16, 2016 7:18 PM

    Erin must be nervous with Favre in the tunnel

  52. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 16, 2016 7:28 PM

    adam theilen > jordie nelson

  53. cheddarisbeddar says: Oct 16, 2016 7:29 PM

    This team is garbage.

  54. pkrh8tr says: Oct 16, 2016 7:31 PM

    Oh packer trolls, you know who you are, Where are you?!???

  55. 250dollarnflowner says: Oct 16, 2016 7:32 PM

    ted should trade rogers for cutler. sometimes teams just need a change of stink eye and pout face.

  56. gtodriver says: Oct 16, 2016 7:47 PM

    Rodgers had decent stats, but most of his good stats were in garbage time…

    The most positive news is that he padded his interception and fumble numbers…πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‹πŸ€—

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