Aaron Rodgers leaves the Cowboys cursing again

AP

The Cowboys have seen the Aaron Rodgers‘ show. They admire it but don’t like it. In fact, they’d like to cancel it.

“Can I say the F word?” Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving said. “It’s really hard. That guy is awesome at what he does. It takes everybody to stop one guy. It’s tough; it’s tough. He gets out. . . . I don’t know how he does it. It’s extremely hard, and we have to get better at it.

“I always feel like I could have done more. I don’t like losing. Maybe it was that missed tackle, maybe it was pressure I should have got. Losing is never fun.”

In the 2014 postseason, Rodgers ran out the final 4:06 on a nine-play drive that ended in victory formation after Dez Bryant‘s controversial fourth-down non-catch. It included a clutch 12-yard throw to Randall Cobb on third-and-11.

In a divisional playoff game at AT&T Stadium on Jan. 15, Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired to give the Packers a 34-31 victory. Rodgers led Green Bay on a six-play, 42-yard drive after the Cowboys tied the game with 35 seconds left. It included Rodgers buying time and then throwing a 35-yard pass to Jared Cook along the sideline with three seconds left.

On Sunday, the Cowboys took a 31-28 lead with 1:13 left on an 11-yard touchdown run by Dak Prescott only to see it disappear with 11 seconds remaining. Rodgers hit Davante Adams with a 12-yard pass for the game-winner, completing a nine-play, 75-yard drive.

“There’s a reason why he’s one of the best. It showed tonight,” middle linebacker Jaylon Smith said.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admits he was hoping for overtime after the Cowboys had taken a three-point lead. He knew the Cowboys left Rodgers too much time.

“I thought that we’ve got to hold them to a field goal,” Jones said. “I did not think they could get a touchdown in that period of time. We had played well enough defensively to do that.”

Prescott’s run came on third-and-two, so he could have slid down at the 1-yard line and given the Cowboys a chance to run clock. However, the Cowboys, down by four points, had no guarantee they would have scored a touchdown if Prescott had given himself up before reaching the end zone.

“You can second-guess every little aspect of it,” Jones said. “Certainly we’d have liked to have given him the ball back with 10 seconds on the clock, no timeouts. But the only way to have really gotten that done is we wouldn’t have known for sure that we were going to get that touchdown. We know how that goes. That’s the height of revisiting, and I want to make that point. I don’t want to do that.”

34 responses to “Aaron Rodgers leaves the Cowboys cursing again

  1. How can anyone watch Brady on Thursday night and then watch Rodgers today and say Tom is the better QB? Rodgers plays under Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels and a defense all these years and he’s got 5 rings since 2010. Far more talented player with a stronger arm waaaay more mobility and just a better player.

  2. The really stupid play was the coach calling a pass play which stopped the clock. Garrett regrets losing those 25 precious seconds.
    His fate is pretty much sealed.

  3. That last 4th down conversion was short. Elliot pulled the ball back on his own before the whistle blew. A first down is NOT like a touchdown. How dumb are the officials to not notice that? They gave the Cowboys a TD there. They also gave them a TD on their 1st drive by invisible penalty. Had the Packers lost, I would have been pissed. And I’m a Lions fan.

  4. jhein23 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 10:09 pm
    How can anyone watch Brady on Thursday night and then watch Rodgers today and say Tom is the better QB? Rodgers plays under Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels and a defense all these years and he’s got 5 rings since 2010. Far more talented player with a stronger arm waaaay more mobility and just a better player.

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    Talk to me when Rodgers wins 5.

  5. You certainly can’t blame the officials. They did everything in their power to throw the game to the girls. That unnecessary roughness penalty in the end zone giving the girls a first and goal Was the worst call I have ever seen.

  6. Della Street says:
    October 8, 2017 at 10:25 pm
    jhein23 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 10:09 pm
    How can anyone watch Brady on Thursday night and then watch Rodgers today and say Tom is the better QB? Rodgers plays under Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels and a defense all these years and he’s got 5 rings since 2010. Far more talented player with a stronger arm waaaay more mobility and just a better player.

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    Talk to me when Rodgers wins 5.
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    This is why you can’t talk sports with a Pat’s fan, they have no clue. These are the same guys who think Horry is better than Jordan. They think a team accomplishment is one players glory.

    Anyone with eyes and a brain can see Rogers is the best QB in the NFL and will go down as the greatest, not even close. Brady needs the system, Rogers is the system.

  7. Sorry, but that’s a misleading headline! Rodgers is not the king of comebacks! That’s Brady and Rodgers isn’t even close to him in that regard!

  8. nflrule says:
    October 8, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Garrett is out coached every week. Joke of a defense. Blitz Rodgers. He is barely 6 ft tall!!!

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    Please, by all means, keep trying to blitz Rodgers.

  9. This is why you can’t talk sports with a Pat’s fan, they have no clue. These are the same guys who think Horry is better than Jordan. They think a team accomplishment is one players glory.

    Anyone with eyes and a brain can see Rogers is the best QB in the NFL and will go down as the greatest, not even close. Brady needs the system, Rogers is the system.
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    Does anyone with a brain and eyes include 99.9% of players, coaches, executives, and Aaron Rodgers himself who claim Brady is the GOAT?

    The Horry comment is pathetic. He was a bit player on teams that had superstars. Brady is the Jordan and is the main reason why 5 SBs were won. Rodgers is a very talented QB. He is not the best. He will not be the best and will be like Peyton Manning at the end of the day…..a failed argument. Case in point was last year when Rodgers was pulled from the NFCC game against the Falcons when they were down big. Two week later, Brady led the best comeback in SB history against the same team. He wasn’t on the sidelines sulking in a ball cap.

  10. scmems07 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Anyone with eyes and a brain can see Rogers is the best QB in the NFL and will go down as the greatest, not even close.
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    I have eyes and a brain and I see a guy who – when he’s “on” – is fantastic. But he’s way more erratic than Brady and has not delivered consistently in the biggest games. Maybe he will from hereon out, or maybe it will be more of the same.

  11. Watching the Packers beat the Cowboys was a treat.
    Knowing to what degree it will leave Skip Bayless’ panties in a twist is icing on the cake.

  12. Rodgers is a great player. He leads, he inspires, he makes others better, and he compensates for many injuries and deficiencies on this team. He lifts the entire team. Credit’s given where credit’s earned.

  13. Aaron Rodgers literally can do it all. Extremely accurate, mobile, strong arm, smart, and durable. If I had to pick between Manning, Brady, or Rodgers all in their primes… Rodgers would be my pick. Manning would be great no matter what but doesn’t have the mobility. I don’t think Brady would have nearly the career if he didn’t have Bill system to help him. Aaron Rodgers has all their abilities and more and doesn’t have a system or a crazy amount of talent around him to help him.

  14. “The Horry comment is pathetic. He was a bit player on teams that had superstars. Brady is the Jordan and is the main reason why 5 SBs were won. Rodgers is a very talented QB. He is not the best. He will not be the best and will be like Peyton Manning at the end of the day…..a failed argument. Case in point was last year when Rodgers was pulled from the NFCC game against the Falcons when they were down big. Two week later, Brady led the best comeback in SB history against the same team. He wasn’t on the sidelines sulking in a ball cap.”

    Brady is THE reason why they won 5 SBs? Really? When it’s pretty much universally acknowledged that Bellicheck is the GOAT? Look at his record without Brady and with lesser QBs like Cassel and then try to say with a straight face that BB wouldn’t have won 5 SBs with Rodgers or that Brady would’ve won 1 or more under McCarthy!

  15. Hats off to Rodgers and the Pack. Nobody is playing better right now than A-Rod and (even if I can’t stand him) he’s proving to be among the best ever. Respect. -Vikings fan.

  16. honalulublue says:
    October 8, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    That last 4th down conversion was short. Elliot pulled the ball back on his own before the whistle blew. A first down is NOT like a touchdown. How dumb are the officials to not notice that? They gave the Cowboys a TD there. They also gave them a TD on their 1st drive by invisible penalty. Had the Packers lost, I would have been pissed. And I’m a Lions fan.
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    That’s true, but the count in the last 20 years still has the Packers ahead;
    Officials TD gifts for Packers: 795
    Officials TD gifts for Cowboys 753

  17. These arguments are exhausting and it’s pretty clear that no one is ever going to change your mind.

    So have at it! Get the Fathead for the wall, the green and yellow PJs, the cheesehead hat and see if this year turns out better for Rodgers than the previous 7.

  18. ldbeachtecorion61 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 10:02 pm
    Thats OK Erin will leave the locker room next week crying.
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    He also may leave drinking grape crush again….

    Viking fans should also worry about the Bears tomorrow, they forget last year after a 5-0 start it was a MNF game that lead to an embarrassing loss to the Bears that caused their OC to quiet and then sent their season into a tailspin causing them to miss the playoffs.

    Rodgers is great at what he does, and if you are too blinded by hating on him to appreciate it, you are missing out.

  19. scmems07 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    This is why you can’t talk sports with a Pat’s fan, they have no clue. These are the same guys who think Horry is better than Jordan. They think a team accomplishment is one players glory.

    Anyone with eyes and a brain can see Rogers is the best QB in the NFL and will go down as the greatest, not even close. Brady needs the system, Rogers is the system.
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    By what standard is Rodgers the best QB in the NFL?

    How is a Patriots fan thinking Brady is the greatest any different that some bozo thinking that Rodgers is the greatest?

  20. Big Pack fan and think Rodgers is a great QB. But whether fair or not, Brady has all those rings. Let’s see Rodgers get at least a couple more rings before we even dare to mention him in the same breath as Brady as far as GOAT goes. I’m sure Rodgers himself would agree.

  21. @ maiphatdong says:

    “Dak is stupid, he should have got down at the one”.

    Yeah – there is no doubt as to why you are not in the NFL. You score when you can score. The bigger issue was the pass to Bryant in the end zone before that that stopped the clock as an incomplete pass. You don’t not score by going down at the one trailing in the game, swifty. SMDH…..

  22. Look — where Rodgers ranks as a QB now or in the history of the NFL is really irrelevant. The fact is, he is a great leader and great player.
    As a Packers fan for 57 years, I can only say it’s an absolute joy to watch that guy play. I get the same feeling watching him play that I had when Bart Starr was the QB of the Packers. With Bart, I always knew that if he had the ball in his hands with a chance to win the game with time running out, the odds were very good that he would get it done. And I feel exactly the same way with Aaron Rodgers.
    That drive yesterday was a beautiful thing to watch. Aaron used his intelligence and his physical ability to drive down the team field and get the winning TD.
    The Packers have been playing with a lot of key guys hurt, so winning that game yesterday was really great. Aaron Jones, a rookie RB they drafted in the 5th round started his first game ever and played magnificently. Lane Taylor, the guy who replaced Josh Sitton at left guard last year and played at a very high level, has been playing left tackle because their starter (David Bakhtiari) has been out and his backup is also out (Kyle Murphy). He’s done a great job which has gone almost unnoticed. They’ve also had their starting RT out (Brian Bulaga).
    The defense hasn’t fared much better with several guys out and others playing hurt. But somehow, they’ve played well enough to be 4 and 1 while playing a tough schedule. And a big part of why they are 4 and 1 starts with Aaron Rodgers.
    The Aaron Rodgers haters can call him childish names and criticize him all they want. But the facts don’t lie. He’s a great QB and his career stats are as good as anyone’s and better than most.
    If you talk about sustained excellence at the QB position for a long period of time, the Packers run with Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers is amazing. To have two of the greatest QB’s ever play at the level those guys have played for almost 25 years is incredible.

  23. @nyneal- we appear to be nearabout the same age. The Rodgers-Starr comparison, as to almost knowing they’re going to score when they have the ball with little time left is spot on. I’ve never been able to understand people arguing over TB12 and AR12. Each has something the other has just a little less of. AR is more athletic, Brady has more killer instinct. Other than that, same/same. Both are extremely intelligent, absolutely command their respective offenses, and both can make any throw at any time.

    I’ve long believed there’s a LOT to be said for the QB/head coach combination. Brett Favre just wasn’t the same without Mike Holmgren, for instance. He was still great but I think he really needed Holmgren’s boot on his neck to be his very best. I honestly don’t know if BB would mesh with AR as he does with TB, anymore than MM would mesh with TB as he does with AR.

    We should be glad we have the best QB in the NFC and the Pats should be glad they have the best QB in the AFC. I don’t know why that has to be so hard for some people.

  24. scmems07 says:

    This is why you can’t talk sports with a Pat’s fan, they have no clue. These are the same guys who think Horry is better than Jordan. They think a team accomplishment is one players glory.

    Don’t forget, they also carried around those “Free Hernandez” signs after he was arrested for murder. Then they signed Michael Floyd, who should have been in jail. The delusional Pats fans seem to be keen to point out behavioral problems of players on other teams but they get strangely quiet when they have a murderer or a drunk on their team.

  25. Love Rogers, how can you not like the guy. But as far as the best QB, he needs to win the big games when they count. A 1 and 8 record in overtime and losing every year in the playoffs is a long, long, way from being best QB. When he shows he can get to and play great in 7 out of 7 Super Bowls like the GOAT did, then he gets in the conversation. Til then he’s just fun to watch.

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