The Green Bay Packers jumped out to a 31-3 lead and survived a Dallas Cowboy flurry to win 34-24.
The story of the game for Green Bay was running back Aaron Jones. With Devante Adams out with a turf toe injury, and fellow running back Jamaal Williams out with a concussion, the Packers needed Jones to have a big game. He did exactly that, putting up 182 total yards (107 rushing) and four touchdowns. The four touchdowns tied a team record.
Jones’ fourth touchdown came with 3:30 left in the third quarter putting Green Bay in front 31-3. But the Dallas offense finally got things going with touchdowns on back-to-back possessions to pull within 31-17 with 13:52 left in the game. After Mason Crosby nailed a field goal with 8:07 left putting the Packers up 34-17, the Cowboys responded almost immediately with a 53-yard touchdown reception from wide receiver Amari Cooper who had a huge game.
After the Packers tried to kill clock, the Cowboys got the ball back after a Green Bay punt. Dallas got in scoring position once again, but missed a field goal with 1:44 remaining, which put an end to the game.
Aaron Rodgers didn’t throw a touchdown pass for the first time this season, but finished with 238 passing yards.
Defensively, the Packers got after it. The Cowboys did have 563 yards, but Prescott was sacked three times, hit eight times, picked off three times and have seven of his passes broken up.
There were unfortunately more injuries for the Packers during the victory. Center Corey Linsley (concussion), safety Darnell Savage (ankle), corner back Kevin King (knee) all left the game and didn’t return.
The Green Bay Packers moved to 4-1 on the season with the victory and have first place in the NFC North all to themselves. They’ll host the Detroit Lions next Monday night at Lambeau Field in a huge divisional showdown.