Aaron Rodgers rips out Cowboys’ hearts again with late touchdown in 35-31 win

AP

Aaron Rodgers did it again. The Packers did it again.

Rodgers and the Packers ripped out the Cowboys’ hearts in the final seconds, winning 35-31.

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.

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.

One of the more entertaining games of the season produced five lead changes in the final quarter.

Rodgers completed 19 of 29 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns. He also had four carries for 32 yards, including an 18-yarder on the final drive as Benson Mayowa and David Irving dove at his heels.

Aaron Jones rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, and Adams, who was in the hospital 10 days ago, caught seven passes for 66 yards and two touchdowns.

Prescott completed 24 of 35 passes for 223 yards, three touchdowns and an interception that cornerback Damarious Randall returned 21 yards for a touchdown.

Ezekiel Elliott had 29 carries for 116 yards, and Jason Witten caught eight passes for 61 yards.

115 responses to “Aaron Rodgers rips out Cowboys’ hearts again with late touchdown in 35-31 win

  1. Don’t want to get too far ahead of myself but if this run game is for real, lookout NFC. Great game and what a finish.

  2. What a privilege and honor it is to be a fan of this team. It really is humbling watching win after win, and perpetual greatness on display year after year.

    Packer fans are incredibly blessed by the almighty.

  3. I’m sure the Viking trolls will have something or someone to blame.

    That was a hell of a game and a great road win.

  4. Aaron Rodgers is one baaaaaaaad man. That’s 2 game-tying/winning drives in the final 20 sec this year.

  5. I know Brady is called the GOAT, and deservedly so, but as an NFL fan, not a Packers fan, Aaron Rodgers is the most talented player at the QB position IMO.

  6. You can’t give Aaron Rodgers a whole minute and change when you only have a three point least. He can march that team down the field and score even less time than that. This was definitely the best game of the day. The Cowboys should not be 2-3. They played way better than their record shows.

  7. “Guys, Aaron Rodgers overcame the officials, myriad injuries to teammates, and THE SUN to beat the Cowboys today”
    __________________

    Overcame the officials? Green Bay won fair and square and Rodgers showed again why he is considered one of the best. With that being said what about that no call on the intentional grounding accompanied with a BS roughing the passer call? And the no call on Matthews when he hit Presott and doubled him over AS HE WAS SLIDING. I think if anybody is gonna have a gripe with the officiating it should be Cowboy fans. Interestingly enough every week fans of Packer opponents can point out quite a few BS calls/no calls that benefit the Packers

  8. Great game! Prescott is a real competitor and he’s got a lot of great football in front of him

  9. Another gritty performance with yet another reshuffled O-Line.
    More company for the walking wounded, but that’s football.
    No excuses. (Yes, I’m looking at you Barney fan!)

    Great comeback win against a tough opponent.
    2-3 doesn’t necessarily show what kind of team the Cowboys have.
    In my opinion, they’re better than that and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if our paths didn’t cross again this season.

    Barney fans will crow about next week’s game, but truth be told, they have a battle ahead of them tomorrow night just to try to keep their rabble filled roster out of the cellar.

  10. Brady has not truly earned or deserves the title of GOAT. He has only taken full advantage of the proven cheating by the Patriots. Imagine how great Rogers would be if he knew his opponent’s defensive signals were and it was communicated live to him?

  11. As a pats fan, Seattle taught us a valuable lesson a few years back. RUN THE BALL! I am all about going for the kill shot, but you HAD air and left time on the clock. I can’t even count the amount of times teams left tommy a minute to minute and a half then scratch their heads trying to figure out why they lost. Idiotic coaching right there.

  12. This is damaging. What incentive does Dallas have to get home field advantage if they can’t beat Green Bay at home? Now at 2-3, the division and playoffs is very much in doubt. What a waste of a year in which the Giants have all but bowed out.

  13. What a great game today by the Packers. They did not have a single player fight with a coach on the sidelines (that I saw). They did not have a single play quit on the coaches and leave the stadium during the game. Now that is progress.

  14. Cowboys burned about 9 minutes of clock at the end and then hurried up to score so they could leave Rodgers 1:20 to beat them? Did anyone think the Cowboys were going to prevent them from kicking the FG let along the TD to win it.

    Hand this one on Garrett for botching the clock management, and Rodgers for being dazzling at the end as usual.

  15. limakey says:
    October 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Brady has not truly earned or deserves the title of GOAT. He has only taken full advantage of the proven cheating by the Patriots. Imagine how great Rogers would be if he knew his opponent’s defensive signals were and it was communicated live to him?
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    I’m sorry, I had difficultly reading your post with all of the glare off of these 5 New England SB trophies.

  16. On Thursday, ipeefreelyagain wrote:

    “Cowboys are going to utterly shred the Packers. It’s going to be an embarrassment of national proportions. I see a score of something along the lines of 42-17. It’s not even going to be close, folks. Aaron Rodgers will have a face full of David Irving and DeMarcus Lawrence all day. Zeke is going to run for 125+. The only real question will be, if coach Red will set starters in the 4th quarter or not? It’s an interesting debate. That’s where most of the discussion should be. I can see both sides. Maybe play half the 4th, and set out the rest. Might be good to see Cooper Rush get some game time.”

    That is all.

  17. just imagine how many rings the packers might have had if the front office had given rodgers a running game and an above average o-line for the length of his career… and perhaps a slightly better coach would have helped too….

  18. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 8, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    What a great game today by the Packers. They did not have a single player fight with a coach on the sidelines (that I saw). They did not have a single play quit on the coaches and leave the stadium during the game. Now that is progress.
    ________________________

    They didn’t even have a bunch of defensive players mutiny against their head coach in an embarrassing loss to the Packers. Weird.

  19. That Cowboys secondary is a joke. I believe they don’t have an interception all year. Pathetic…

  20. Does anyone else see the humor of the Pack trolls mentioning the Vikings in over half of their post?

    Prescott gave you the win- not Rodgers.

    ******

    Wide left.

    Player’s mutiny.

    Bradford being weak.

  21. There was no intentional grounding as there was a receiver in the area and using the crown of the helmet on a QB is illegal. Go back and watch the play again, silly troll. The hit on Prescott could have been a foul I guess but it wasn’t called. The bunk defenseless receiver call on Martinez on the opening drive was right in front of the ref and should not have been called, it wasn’t forceable contact more like he brushed his helmet with his arm.

  22. Carlos, sorry, can’t see the glare of any of the Superbowl Trophies. I know you have them but they are completely covered by the fog of cheating and protected by the same stench. It’s great to have them but true football fans can’t appreciate them. If you can’t display them clearly for all it’s magnificent glory…..

  23. NFL turns into a video game during last 7m. 3 scores are guaranteed. Why would Dak score with that much time left? Anything over a minute and you’re losing. Defense isn’t allowed in 4Q either.

  24. Cover-2 has generally been a joke. And in Dallas, with all the high priced coaching “talent”, made even worse…

    Granted, it is not a pure Cover-2 in Dallas now. But they have some high priced coaches there. It makes you wonder.

    Then there is the redhead supposed Head Coach – clapping and chewing gum…

    I never liked Johnson much but compared to what Dallas has had since I’ve developed a real healthy respect.

  25. Vikings fan trolls trying desperately to get a jab in after a great Packers win. Pathetic. Enjoy last place tomorrow night. JAX > PIT > MIN

  26. Town things:

    Aaron Rodgers deals with 1,000,000:1 odds.
    There was probably a 75% chance GB wins the game at the end.

    I missed most of the game but in regards to refs; I used to root for the Packers in impartial games until 2015 when I just saw every ref skew towards Rodgers. Like I said didn’t see most but I wouldn’t be surprised if refs helped them.

  27. Troy Aikman calling out Damarious Randall for his antics after being gifted a pick 6 was spot on. It was classless and immature and a direct result of being welcomed back with open arms with no repercussions from quitting on his coaches last week. When you coddle that type of behavior, as they do in Green Bay, this is the result you get.

    On the other side Dak Prescott handled Randall classless foolishness like a true professional.

  28. limakey says:
    October 8, 2017 at 8:43 pm
    Carlos, sorry, can’t see the glare of any of the Superbowl Trophies. I know you have them but they are completely covered by the fog of cheating and protected by the same stench. It’s great to have them but true football fans can’t appreciate them. If you can’t display them clearly for all it’s magnificent glory…..

    ———-

    True football fans appreciate the hard work and dedication it takes to make it to and win a SB. Losers cry and make excuses for other teams’ success.

    Great game to watch today. Dallas screwed up by passing on 2nd and 2…they should have run the ball and forced GB to use their final timeout…

  29. I will admit I don’t understand the forward progress rule. If Elliott can reach for the 1st down and then pull the ball back completely on his own, why does he get the better mark? If a Packer had batted the ball while Zeke was pulling it back in and caused a fumble, wouldn’t that be a fumble? So why is it over in one case but not both?

  30. “So the current standings are pretty much how everyone expects the NFC North to play out, right?”

    Except we expect Trubisky and they Bears to improve during the season.

  31. Carloslassiter, 13 in GreenBay. Now tell me how 9 of them don’t count because the Pack won them before you were born…

    Nice win today. I’ll take it. Cowboys are a heckuva lot better than their fans are giving them credit for. Come January, they’ll be in the mix yet.

    Go Pack and Aaron played a helluva game again.

  32. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 8, 2017 at 8:54 pm
    Troy Aikman calling out Damarious Randall for his antics after being gifted a pick 6 was spot on. It was classless and immature and a direct result of being welcomed back with open arms with no repercussions from quitting on his coaches last week. When you coddle that type of behavior, as they do in Green Bay, this is the result you get.
    On the other side Dak Prescott handled Randall classless foolishness like a true professional.
    ===========================================================================================
    This kind of behavior is nothing new. Players on every team do it, and it’s been happening for years. No one knows if it has anything to do with what happened last week with the Green Bay coaching staff. Poor behavior is a hallmark of the NFL, and happens just as much in Minnesota as it does in Green Bay.

  33. mnvikes1961 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 8:31 pm
    Does anyone else see the humor of the Pack trolls mentioning the Vikings in over half of the post?

    That’s because the Vikings live rent-free in in the heads of each and every packer fan…….silly little packers.

  34. Is that all you got “The result you get”? If result means winning and sole possession of first then I will take it all day long. Go away now troll and good luck battling for last place.

  35. I can’t believe Cowboys gans aren’t shredding the dimwit coach for throwing a pass and stopping the clock after Elliot ripped off that 8 or 9 yard gain. If that dope calls a run there they leave no time for the Packers to drive down the field like a hot knife going through butter.
    Horrific coaching is the only thing that cost the Cowboys the game. I wonder if he had that dopey grin on his face after the Packers scored the winning touchdown….

  36. I enjoy packer fans claiming how wonderful they are, and how the lord has chosen them for glory…and then talk about how supposedly awful Viking and cowboy fans are.

    Here’s a reality check:

    A packer fan tried to murder a Vikings fan over an inflatable lawn ornament a year ago. Sorry packer fans, you can boast all you want about your team that is clearly better than the Vikings and Cowboys, but you can’t deny you take your fandom way too far.

    It’s just game.

  37. scoocha says:
    October 8, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Town things:

    Aaron Rodgers deals with 1,000,000:1 odds.
    There was probably a 75% chance GB wins the game at the end.

    I missed most of the game but in regards to refs; I used to root for the Packers in impartial games until 2015 when I just saw every ref skew towards Rodgers. Like I said didn’t see most but I wouldn’t be surprised if refs helped them.
    ______________________________

    Starting with “I missed most of the game but” pretty much kills credibility on the rest of the post.

  38. marvin1958 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Carloslassiter, 13 in GreenBay. Now tell me how 9 of them don’t count because the Pack won them before you were born…
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    With all due credit for your impressive win over the Decatur Staleys in 1924, most fans under the age of 100 who do not live in GB count titles in the Super Bowl era.

  39. djvh2 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 8:56 pm
    I will admit I don’t understand the forward progress rule. If Elliott can reach for the 1st down and then pull the ball back completely on his own, why does he get the better mark? If a Packer had batted the ball while Zeke was pulling it back in and caused a fumble, wouldn’t that be a fumble? So why is it over in one case but not both?

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    It was ruled correctly. Forward progress means the offense gets the ball as far forward as it advanced after first contact and before the whistle ends the play (unless the offensive player willfully goes backwards). The reason it would have been a fumble if it was knocked out is because the play remains live until the whistle signifies that forward progress was deemed to have been stopped and the play is ended.

  40. That’s because the Vikings live rent-free in in the heads of each and every packer fan…….silly little packers.
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    This ironic and oblivious comment brought to you by someone who calls himself 31teamsarebetterthanthepackers.

  41. djvh2 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 8:56 pm
    I will admit I don’t understand the forward progress rule. If Elliott can reach for the 1st down and then pull the ball back completely on his own, why does he get the better mark? If a Packer had batted the ball while Zeke was pulling it back in and caused a fumble, wouldn’t that be a fumble? So why is it over in one case but not both?
    —————————–

    It shouldn’t have been a first down. Elliott pulled the ball back while still being an active runner. His forward progress was not stopped and the ball was live. It doesn’t matter how far the ball is advanced during a play but where it is when the ball carriers progress is stopped.

    The game should have been over right there. 4th and one and Elliott was stopped for no gain. GBs ball and they run out the clock (or score a TD).

  42. A packer fan tried to murder a Vikings fan over an inflatable lawn ornament a year ago.
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    So we win a great game and that upsets you so much that you need to come online and remind happy packer fans about an old murder??? What the hell is wrong with some of you people?

  43. Even Brady admires Rogers and has said he does things no one else can do. Pats fan here, but total respect for Rogers, most talented QB in league.

  44. Just looking forward to Tuesday morning.
    PFT Power Rankings = The Weekly Barney Whine Post.
    There won’t be a dry IPhone or monitor anywhere West of the Mississippi River.

  45. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 8, 2017 at 8:20 pm
    What a great game today by the Packers. They did not have a single player fight with a coach on the sidelines (that I saw). They did not have a single play quit on the coaches and leave the stadium during the game. Now that is progress.
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Thank you for paying such astute attention, but more importantly, the Top Ten defense of the Packers didn’t totally ignore their coaches and call their own coverages like the Vikings did in a blowout loss to the Packers last year. That kind of behavior really affects the long term progress of an entire team instead of one-half of one game by one guy.

    Wouldn’t you agree, or do you think there’s still a little bit of horse still wiggling that you’d like to beat some more?

  46. In looking at their schedule, as long as Rodgers stays upright, the Packers won’t be a Vegas underdog the rest of the season in ANY of their games.

    If there was ever the year to nail down home field in the NFC, this is it.

  47. “It was ruled correctly. Forward progress means the offense gets the ball as far forward as it advanced after first contact and before the whistle ends the play (unless the offensive player willfully goes backwards). ”

    That was my point. Elliott obviously willfully pulled the ball backwards. Other than a TD, where the play is dead as soon as he reaches and crosses the goal line, why should he get that mark?

  48. I love it when the Viking trolls come out of the woodwork on a Packer win. Just remember, in 2005, the Vikings were the only team in that year’s draft to pass on Aaron Rodgers not once, but twice.

  49. says:
    October 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Here’s a reality check:

    A packer fan tried to murder a Vikings fan over an inflatable lawn ornament a year ago. Sorry packer fans, you can boast all you want about your team that is clearly better than the Vikings and Cowboys, but you can’t deny you take your fandom way too far.

    It’s just game.
    ——————————
    A further reality check, though this crime took place in Wisconsin the offender wasn’t a Packer fan.
    A quick social media search revealed he supported Chicago teams.

    Now, I totally understand that it’s your instinctive knee jerk reaction to throw shade at Packer fans whenever your team lets you down and are feeling inferior to the rest of the world.
    But sometimes you just have to realize, you support a loser.

    57 straight years of bad/mediocre football has probably left you and your brethren a shell of your former selves.
    I’m truly sorry for your anguish and self hatred.

    Dredging up a year old story with twisted facts is not going to change your life.
    And I’m honestly confused why you’d even bring it up in the first place.
    Anywho, God Bless.
    And enjoy your team’s descent into last place tomorrow night.

  50. Great win. But, the Pack going for 2 was flat out boneheaded. They should have only need 3 to win the game. Can’t believe I ain’t heard anyone else mention that.

  51. jbarr1 says:
    . . . the Pack going for 2 was flat out boneheaded. . . . Can’t believe I ain’t heard anyone else mention that.
    ===

    “Can’t believe I ain’t heard . . . ”
    And you’re calling someone else “boneheaded?”

  52. allight59 says:
    October 8, 2017 at 5:19 pm
    Hit the head, the flag should be thrown…but what’s the difference when GB is gonna lose by 3 scores anyway. The Appleton high school squad could play better defense. An embarassment to the NFL in general and NFC North specifically…

    ====================================
    Huh.

  53. If I have to listen to one more announcer say how Marinelli gets the most out of his guys I may throw up.You can put Linehan and the gum chewing,clapping seal head coach as well.Little Erin did it again.Unreal.

  54. In looking at their schedule, as long as Rodgers stays upright, the Packers won’t be a Vegas underdog the rest of the season in ANY of their games.
    =====

    But then oddsmakers look at their defense…………..

  55. limakey says:
    October 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm
    Brady has not truly earned or deserves the title of GOAT. He has only taken full advantage of the proven cheating by the Patriots. Imagine how great Rogers would be if he knew his opponent’s defensive signals were and it was communicated live to him?

    Trolling Brady on a packer Cowboy story? I’ll take “define lame” for $1000.

    Rodgers is the most talented QB at this moment. When he has 4 more Lombardis and a couple of SB MVPs then you can compare him to the GOAT.

  56. With all due credit for your impressive win over the Decatur Staleys in 1924, most fans under the age of 100 who do not live in GB count titles in the Super Bowl era.
    =====

    In this era of high powered offense, I think its impressive that Don Hutson still holds NFL records after not having played on an NFL field since the end of WWII.. otherwise, I don’t have much to say about Curly Lambeau’s Packers.

    As for the Super Bowl-era, I don’t see the difference between the early time period around the Merger.

    AFL and NFL teams didn’t play inter-league games until 1970.

    Why should Lombardi’s 1965 Title mean any less than 1966 or 1967? Somehow the Super Bowl makes it more valid? One extra game? Remember whoopin’ Lombardi’s teams put on the Chiefs and Raiders in SBs I and II? Would it have been any different for the ’65 Bills?

  57. red says:
    October 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm
    2nd straight week the Cowboys score 30+ and they lose, LOL.
    ————————————–
    There’s nothing like good defense. What the Cowboys play is nothing like good defense.

    Here’s another one, from a long-time friend who roots for Invincible Dallas–“Remember the ‘Doomsday Defense’? Well, any time the current team’s defense has to be counted on for anything, WE ARE DOOMED.”

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