The Green Bay Packers (3-1) visit the Dallas Cowboys (3-1) for a Week 5, 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday showdown at AT&T Stadium (on FOX). The fact that this game produced a couple nail-biting final drives means the Packers have plenty of work to do.
The opening plays for both teams set the tone. Without Davante Adams, I understand that the star power isn't out there, but this offense worked without having to throw it to the receivers. "I thought the guys up front did a great job creating some seams". Philadelphia gained 176 yards on 33 carries, ripping off 5.3 yards per carry.
Another example is when Jake Kumerow caught his only pass for nine yards. But the stats don't tell the whole story. If this was supposed to be a group of strength for the Cowboys, it is quickly becoming a problem. Jones had scored four touchdowns before the Cowboys scored one. Jones can be used between the tackles or on the outside, as well as in the receiving game. Well, that turned out to not be the case as they lost to the New Orleans Saints last week by a score of 12-10.
"This is my house", he exclaimed after his second touchdown advanced the Packers' rout of the Cowboys.
There could have been at least another turnover had officials swallowed their whistles a bit more. They've now scored 27 or more points in three straight contests. Chandon Sullivan came off the bench and had a handsome Interception, a big statement from a player who made his first 53-Man roster this season.
With Cowboys nose tackle Antwaun Woods (knee) expected to work more into practice this week, one key cog in clogging the lane should soon return.
#4 Sky Not Falling?: Despite giving up 34 points last week (after giving up only 35 total in the first 3 games), safety Adrian Amos is not anxious.
Quarterback Dak Prescott had a career-high 463 yards passing against the Packers.
"I pride myself on taking care of the ball, so when you get back to the locker room, and you have a game like this, and you've thrown three interceptions, it's not a good feeling", Prescott said. Be it Chicago, Minnesota or Dallas. But if the Packers can't figure out how to finish from tight in, it will no doubt cost them again down the road.
Say what you will about this defense, but they're not scared. "There are a lot of bad plays out there". He had a 53-yard touchdown against Alexander. I burst out in laughter after his game-clinching miss with under two minutes left to play, and Stephen A. Smith found it just as amusing! It's just a matter of picking your spots.
The "worst three words in football", he called them. If Rodgers puts that pass on the money, MVS is gone and the stat line for Rodgers and this Packers receiving corps looks a whole lot different. There is absolutely ZERO chance the Packers win this game without Aaron Jones, who simply outplayed Ezekiel Elliott (and everyone else on the field).
"Said one Twitter commenter, paraphrasing DeGeneres: "'Look, I'm too rich for his decisions to really affect me.' Is what this boils down to".
Apparently politics.... and football.... makes unusual bedfellows. However, his health issues were a big caveat that kept the rest of the league away from selecting him during the first four rounds.
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