Game Recap: Packers whip on the Cowboys advancing to the Divisional Playoffs

Embarrassing the Cowboys in Jerry World, the Packers advance to San Francisco

No one picked the Packers to win this game. Except for maybe Packer fans and those within the confines of 1265 Lombardi Ave. To go into Dallas and dominate the Cowboys on their home field where they haven't lost in 16 games was unheard of, but this team got it done. Just about everything went right for the Packers in this one. Well, maybe until late in the game, but we'll save those comments for later.

The Packers' offense could not be stopped. Aaron Jones had his way with the Dallas rushing defense to the tune of 118 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns. Jordan Love fell only 1.1 points short of a perfect quarterback rating with his 272-yard three-touchdown performance, and how about Romeo Doubs with a huge game, catching all six of his targets for 151 yards and a touchdown? Whatever Matt LaFleur dialed up for this offense this week I hope is carried into next because it was absolutely dominant. 

The defense held Dallas to only 7 points in the first half and those seven points came in the final seconds of the first half. Essentially, that play shouldn't have happened as a Cowboys lineman had a false start on the play which should've negated the play and ended the half, but it happened anyway. Still a good showing for the defense as they tamed the Prescott-to-Lamb connection in the first half as well as forced two huge interceptions that helped this game get out of hand quickly. 

Let's get to the recap:

First Quarter:

The Packers won the coin toss and elected to receive to start this playoff game. Opening the game from their own 25-yard line, the Packers offense got off to a slow start the first two plays not getting anywhere with an Aaron Jones run before an illegal contact penalty on Dallas took them five yards forward. Two plays later Jordan Love hit Romeo Doubs for 22-yards to midfield. Several plays later Aaron Jones began to take over with four runs totaling 25 yards down to the Dallas 19-yard line giving the Packers their first trip to the red-zone. The Packers' offense was able to move further inside the 10 mainly via two passes between Tucker Kraft and Luke Musgrave before on 3rd and 2, Aaron Jones took the handoff to the right and pushed his way into the endzone for the Packers' touchdown. Following the Anders Carlson extra point, the Packers would take the lead 7-0 on a long drive with 7:08 remaining in the first quarter. 

With the Cowboys taking over for their first drive at their own 24-yard line, they ran two straight handoffs totaling 7 yards before Dak Prescott took off on an 18-yard scramble to midfield. Later, facing 3rd and 8 from the GB 49, Prescott barely missed Ceedee Lamb up the middle on a pass off his fingertips setting up fourth down where the Cowboys would punt it away. A flag would be thrown for fair catch interference on the return setting up the Packers at their own 24-yard line to start their second drive with 3:55 remaining in the 1st quarter. Jayden Reed may have gotten away with a bit of a flop, but my Packers brain says rules are rules, he still touched him, 15 yards in the Packers' favor.  

Starting their second drive, an incompletion and a short Aaron Jones run would set up 3rd and 9 where Jordan Love would hit Romeo Doubs again for a drive-saver on a 26-yard pass to midfield. A short Emmanuel Wilson run, and another incompletion would set up 3rd and 9 again from the Dallas 48 where Love would seemingly get rid of the ball toward Jayden Reed. Elgton Jenkins would be flagged for holding on the play, but the penalty would be declined bringing in Daniel Whelan for his first punt in two weeks. Whelan would pin the Cowboys at their own 8-yard line where they’d take over with 1:26 remaining in the first. 

Beginning this next drive deep in their own territory, the Dallas offense would take a shot on first down but miss deep to Brandin Cooks. On third down Jaire Alexander would pick off Dak Prescott at the DAL 19-yard line with the Packers taking over with 43 seconds left in the first.  

On first down Aaron Jones would take a screen pass 13 yards to the Dallas 6-yard line. On 1st and goal Tucker Kraft would be called for holding backing up the Packers' offense 10 yards to the 16-yard line. That is where the first quarter would end. 

Second Quarter:

The Packers offense would kick off the 2nd quarter with 1st and goal from the Dallas 16-yard line after the holding call. On that first down, Jordan Love would hit Romeo Doubs up the middle for 15 yards to the Dallas 1-yard line where Aaron Jones would pound it into paydirt for a second time taking the Packers’ lead to 14-0 with 14:15 remaining in the second quarter.  

Beginning their first drive of the second quarter from their own 14-yard line, Dallas got off to a good start with an 11-yard run by Tony Pollard and picked off another first down on a third down swing pass to Dowdle for 4 yards to the DAL 37. Two plays later Prescott would hit Ferguson for 22 yards up the middle to the GB 41-yard line. After two more plays, Dallas was faced with third down and Dak Prescott would be flushed out of the pocket before Keisean Nixon would sack him for a loss of 6 yards forcing the Cowboys to punt again.  

Following the punt, the Packers offense would take over from their own 5-yard line with 9:07 remaining in the first half. After a Tucker Kraft 10-yard catch to the GB 26 the Packers would get their first first down of the drive. On that first down, Jordan Love would hit Romeo Doubs and Doubs would scamper for a 39-yard gain to the Dallas 35-yard line. On third down 2 plays later Love would hit Luke Musgrave who would toe-tap in bounds for another first down to the Dallas 28. A few plays later facing 3rd and 7, Jordan Love hit Dontayvion Wicks right up the middle for a 20-yard touchdown. Unfortunately, we can’t have nice things at least once a game as Anders Carlson would hit the upright on the extra point. The score would rise to 20-0 Packers, with 3:23 remaining in the half. Love with a great pass where only Wicks could get it giving the Packers a commanding lead. 

The Cowboys would take over at their own 25 and in three plays get a first down with the clock running on the half. Dallas would then drive through the air with several passes getting down to the GB 40-yard line where we’d hit the two-minute warning. On the very first play following the clock stoppage Dak Prescot would throw an interception straight to Darnell Savage and Savage would take it the distance. Touchdown Packers and they would go up 27-0 with 1:50 remaining in the half. 

Dallas would get a big kick return from Turpin 47 yards to the Dallas 45-yard line where they’d start the drive with 1:43 remaining in the half. On the first play, Quay Walker would be called on a phantom horse collar tackle. Walker had him by the shoulder not the collar, but 15 yards in Dallas’ favor to the GB 37. Dallas would then drive down to the GB 10 before taking a timeout with 23 seconds remaining. On first down, Dak Prescott nearly threw his 3rd INT to DeVondre Campbell, but Campbell couldn’t hang on. Two plays later Prescott hit Ceedee Lamb to the GB 1 for the first down and with 2 seconds left on the clock after an incompletion, Prescott hit Jake Ferguson for a touchdown as time expired.  

The Packers would head into the locker room up 27-7 with Dallas receiving the ball after halftime. 

Third Quarter:

Kicking off their first drive of the second half at their own 25 following the kick return, Prescott hit Lamb for 13 yards to the DAL 37. On third down, Dak Prescott scrambled and was stopped short of the first down, but Kenny Clark would be called for a facemask continuing to give Dallas life to the Packers' 40-yard line. Two plays later facing third down Prescott would hit Lamb again and Lamb would make a good spin for the first down to the GB 27. The Packers stood up on 1st and second down following and then facing 3rd and 10 from the GB 16, Preston Smith batted down the Dak Prescott pass setting up fourth down and Dallas would attempt a 34-yard field goal nailing it to take the score to 27-10 Packers with 9:23 remaining in the 3rd.  

Starting their first drive of the second half from their own 25, the Packers would get a first down after two Aaron Jones runs totaling 12 yards. Then on first down when it seemed like the Packers had a broken play with Aaron Jones running into Jordan Love, Love showed his calm demeanor sailing a pass to Romeo Doubs for 46 yards to the Dallas 17-yard line. Two plays later Aaron Jones got in the endzone for a third time taking a nine-yard run across the goal line for the touchdown. Following the extra point, the Packers would go up 34-10 with 6:38 remaining in the 3rd quarter.  

Taking over at their own 12 following a holding call on the kickoff, the Cowboys would get 8 yards off a pass to Tony Pollard, and McDuffie would be shaken up on the play. Two plays later, Prescott would hit Michael Gallup for a gain of 42 to the GB 35. A play later, Jaire Alexander would go down hurt as well, not good for the Packers regardless of the outcome of this game so far. Several plays later, the Cowboys would face 3rd and 1 where Tony Pollard would push his way to the first down at the GB 13-yard line. On second down Preston Smith would jump offsides giving Dallas 2nd and 5 from the 8-yard line where Dak Prescott would get the first down on a scramble to the GB 2. On the next play, Prescott threw an incompletion, but Kingsley Enagbare was called for holding pushing Dallas closer to the goal line. On the next play, Tony Pollard would push his way into the endzone, and Dallas would go for two converting it, but a flag would be thrown for pass interference negating the attempt. Dallas would instead have to kick the extra point but would miss it as the kick would hit the upright making the score 34-16 with 3:03 remaining in the 3rd quarter.  

Following the kickoff, the Packers would take over at their own 25. Aaron Jones would pick up a first down on the first play with a 10-yard run. The following play Jones punished Dallas again with a 27-yard run to the Dallas 38, and on the very next play Jordan Love boot-legged to his left and found Luke Musgrave wide open for the 38-yard touchdown. Following the successful extra point, the Packers lead would swell to 25 with them up 41-16 with 1:27 remaining in the 3rd quarter. What a response to Dallas’ score as the Packers continue to keep their foot on the gas in this game.  

After the kickoff, the Cowboys would take over again at their own 25. They’d hit Jake Ferguson right away for a first down which the play would be challenged and stand, 11-yard gain for Ferguson. Dallas would run a few more plays to the DAL 41 and going for it on 4th and 5 Dak Prescott threw up a prayer into the abyss with no one around. Packers would take over on downs and the 3rd quarter would expire. 

Fourth Quarter:

After the ball was turned over on downs, the Packers offense would take over at the Dallas 41-yard line to begin the 4h quarter. On the first play of the drive, Aaron Jones took off on a run 19 yards to the DAL 21. This is when Jerry World began to hear Go Pack Go chants with the Packers running down the clock in scoring range. Three Emmanuel Wilson runs later, the Packers had another first down to the DAL 11-yard line. After getting as far as the Dallas 3-yard line on Wilson's runs, the Packers lined up to go for it on 4th down and Jordan Love found Romeo Doubs in the endzone for the touchdown. Packers up 48-16 with 10:23 remaining in the game.  

Dallas would get the ball again down 32 and take over at their own 25. Essentially garbage time would take off and Dallas would get into Packer's territory with 9:30 remaining on the clock. Five plays later Dallas would get down to the Packers’ 3-yard line. On 2nd down Lukas Van Ness would sack Dak Prescott for a loss of 5 before Prescott would hit Jake Ferguson in the endzone for the touchdown. Dallas would line up for another 2-point conversion and would convert. The score goes to 48-24 Packers with 5:54 remaining in the game. Basically, a score no one cared about at the time as this one was out of hand with the Packers keeping some starters off the field. 

With the Packers hopping on the onside kick, the Packers would take over at midfield with Sean Clifford at QB since the game is out of reach. After a false start on Royce Newman, the Packers would go backward before running the ball with Patrick Taylor three times mainly just running the clock. The Packers would line up to punt for only the second time today and the Cowboys would take over after the punt at their own 9 with 4:49 remaining in the game.  

Two plays in, Prescott would hit Lamb for a 47-yard gain to the GB 33. After the first play, tempers would flare with TJ Slaton catching a personal foul giving Dallas a free 15 yards. The next play Prescott would hit Ferguson again for the touchdown, and Dallas would convert on the two-point try again making this a two-score game, the Packers up 48-32 with 3:25 remaining. 

Dallas would kick another onside attempt and the Packers would hop on it taking over at Dallas’ 44-yard line. The Packers would put Jordan Love and Aaron Jones back in with the game suddenly in reach again. Dallas would spend their final timeout after an Aaron Jones run. One more run and the Packers would face 3rd and 7 from the Dallas 41. Love would pass the ball to Tucker Kraft but it would fall incomplete stopping the clock and the Packers would punt it away. 

Dallas would then take over again with 2:22 remaining in the game from their own 8-yard line. Prescott would hit Cooks for an 18-yard gain to the DAL 26 and that’s where we’d reach the two-minute warning. Dallas drove through the air down to their 44 where they’d face 3rd and 3 and would convert on an 8-yard Cooks catch. Several plays later Dak Prescott would launch a prayer on 4th and 8 but would not convert, the Packers would take over on downs. 

The Packers would take a knee and wind out the clock to win this one 48-32 advancing to the divisional round of the playoffs.  

Offensive Player of the Game:

Aaron Jones achieves this honor for yet another week. Something about playing in Dallas, close to his hometown of El Paso ignites Aaron Jones and tonight was no different. Jones had 21 carries for 118 yards and three touchdowns as well as 1 catch for 13 yards. Jones is the electricity in the veins of this Packers offense. The rest of the team without question builds off his success and even I want to run through a wall for Aaron Jones this season. Onward we go with 33 leading the way. 

Defensive Player of the Game:

This could've gone to several players but I feel like Darnell Savage's pick-six made this blowout more real. Dallas had a chance to perhaps make it a 13-point game with 2nd and 2 at the GB 40, but Prescott threw to Ceedee Lamb and Savage jumped right in front of the pass taking it the distance. The score would hit 27-0 Packers and the route was on. Granted the game got closer later, that pick-six seemed to be the dagger to the heart of the Cowboys. So this award is going to Darnell Savage. 

What Went Right:

Everything. Can I say that? Because it's almost true.

Romeo Doubs stepping up with Dallas holding Jayden Reed to no production. Doubs delivered where Reed couldn't and that was huge.

The offensive line paved roads for Aaron Jones to dance down, and they kept Jordan Love upright against a very good Dallas pass rush. Love wasn't sacked once and was only hit three times.

What Went Wrong:

Anders Carlson's extra point miss seems to be a right of passage for every game. I always respond in my recap that it's why we "can't have nice things." I just hope it doesn't end up costing us down the road.

Perhaps we let up and played soft too soon. This one didn't have to get so close later, but it did. Dallas has an explosive offense and perhaps starting to play soft and pull starters with 6 minutes remaining wasn't the best call, but alas, we still won it. Just can't let that happen and bite us. 

Looking Forward:

At the time I write this recap, we don't know yet when we will be traveling to San Francisco. Of course, I have plans that I will have to adjust no matter the day. I didn't see this playoff run coming but I am not at all complaining. As we look toward the match-up in San Francisco I have to start by saying, it had to be the 49ers. Dallas can't seem to beat the Packers to save their lives in the postseason lately. And well, the Packers haven't been able to solve the 49ers in the postseason. But hey, it's a new era in Green Bay and anything can happen as we saw today. San Francisco is almost a complete team. The Packers will have to be on their game like they were today if they wish to defeat San Francisco. As we saw today, the Packers can get it done if they want, hopefully, they can do the same and shock the world next week as well. Until then, Go Pack Go.

 

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Greg Meinholz is a lifelong devoted Packer fan. A contributor to CheeseheadTV as well as PackersTalk. Follow him on Twitter @gmeinholz for Packers commentary, random humor, beer endorsements, and occasional Star Wars and Marvel ramblings.

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PackEyedOptimist's picture

January 14, 2024 at 07:46 pm

I stated earlier this week, that if the Packers beat Dallas, I’d believe they can beat anyone.
And now I do.

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GregMeinholz's picture

January 14, 2024 at 08:09 pm

I still have to pinch myself wondering if I’m dreaming. The sky is the limit.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

January 14, 2024 at 10:47 pm

Hopefully everyone on the roster does too! They can all do their best, be well coached, and the next game could go either way. I'd love to see that, regardless of the outcome.

I don't see any NFC tram beating SF this season. I'm less familiar with the AFC, but Baltimore also looks pretty dominant.

I always thought the phrase "deep playoff run" was nonsensical. GB is now 1 game away from playing in championship weekend, there just aren't enough rounds to have difficulty keeping track of.

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Leatherhead's picture

January 14, 2024 at 07:51 pm

This was a Tour de Force, the culmination of 5 years of Murphy/LaFleur/Gutekunst controlling the organization. A QB they drafted and developed, the youngest team in playoff history, and it just rolled over the #2 seed at home. We have more draft capital than any other playoff team.

I'll worry about SF later. This is moment to savor.

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Tundraboy's picture

January 14, 2024 at 08:55 pm

Exactly!

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murf7777's picture

January 15, 2024 at 07:54 am

Yes, and many can eat crow on soo many levels. All we heard for 5 years was all the upper mgmt and coaching was bad and what a terrible decision to draft Love…..All I can do is chuckle now when those same people are praising the above.

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13TimeChamps's picture

January 14, 2024 at 08:11 pm

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/jordan-love-becomes-first-player-in...

Where is Packerpasty wanting to bench Love for Clifford?

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Fubared's picture

January 14, 2024 at 10:17 pm

Clifford? Did this person not see him play at Penn State. Ouch!.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

January 14, 2024 at 10:49 pm

The guy who kept Will Levis on the bench.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

January 14, 2024 at 10:56 pm

That article leaves out his last pass attempt, which was incomplete. It lowered his passer rating, slightly.

It did not change the fact that it was a dominant performance, after a ton of really good playing all season long, that was mostly pretty consistent. JL10 played well consistently more than the team as a whole did this season, IMHO. What I mean by that is in several losses he was not the problem. Fortunately the rest of the team followed his lead, and started improving along with him.

What a journey!

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Bitternotsour's picture

January 14, 2024 at 11:33 pm

take it a step further, everyone bitching about Love's footwork earlier in the season. he has the exact same footwork. credit where it's due, Jordan Love is a remarkable quarterback. he is unflappable.

additionally, that was a masterfully called and executed offensive and defensive game plan. dallas never knew what hit them.

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packer132's picture

January 14, 2024 at 08:14 pm

Wow! What a win for this young Packers team in Dallas. The score was not even that close and Green Bay dominated from the opening. GREAT JOB Pack. Jordan Love is a class act, and such a good guy. Team win and so proud of this young team. Look out NFL for 2024, as Green Bay is coming.

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Guam's picture

January 14, 2024 at 10:49 pm

"Jordan Love is a class act..."

There was a story making the rounds of Wisconsin television stations earlier this week. A young woman from De Pere WI was driving home during a snow storm and slide off then road into a snow bank. Car pulled over behind her and a guy got out to help her. Dug her car out of the snow bank and the pushed her car until it got onto the roadway where she could drive. Guy was only wearing sweats with no hat or gloves. She went to thank him and recognized who it was.....Jordan Love!

She took a selfie with him so she could verify with others that it was actually Love and then shared the story with a local TV station. Love never mentioned it to anyone - he was just being a good citizen.

A class act indeed.

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PackAttack4155's picture

January 14, 2024 at 08:16 pm

Great to see the Packers win in every phase of the game, including coaching. Reminiscent of the 2010 playoff win against Atlanta, but more satisfying given the opponent. GPG

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exbody's picture

January 14, 2024 at 08:45 pm

What an incredible performance by this young Packers team...my thoughts

* Jordan freaking Love....W O W!!
he is H I M!! How lucky are packer fans to have great QB play for 30 years. And counting!!!!;
* Aaron freaking Jones: OWNS AT&T stadium. Jerry Jones pays Aaron Jones rent to use the stadium !!!!
* OL ... how bout that Packer OL !!
Jordan Love was clean all game. Micah Parsons?? Anyone see him lately??
* Joe Barry and the Packers D...
48-16 when garbage time started. couldn't have seen this type of performance.
Keep Barry ? Fire Barry ???
* The Packers have won more playoff games at AT&T stadium than the cowboys
* Packers baby WRs and TEs. playing like seasoned veterans.
* Off the SF and a date with the 9ers.
LETS ,.......GOOOOOOOO!?

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pacman's picture

January 14, 2024 at 08:53 pm

Just want to add my congratulations to the Packers and all of us on CheeseheadTV!

Just an unbelievable game. I have no idea if the Packers just planned and played better than Dallas or if Dallas choked or both. And I have no idea what to expect next week. But I have to admit that being up 32 points and letting them get within 2 scores with a few minutes to go made me want to shoot Barry all over again. That's just a stupid mistake and an on-side kick recovery for a td from being tied. MLF goes out and stomps on them and Barry almost makes it a game again!!!!!!!!

I wonder what QB12 is thinking about this game?

IMO, Jordan Love is officially a different person than they guy who played in the first half of the season.

GPG!

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

January 14, 2024 at 11:07 pm

Certainly the scoreboard got a lot closer than need be, but MLF was a big part of that, not just JB. I don't think the outcome was jeopardized by not going for the jugular, but I'd rather see AGNFB.

If they were going to treat it like a preseason game I would have liked to have seen #31 Wilson used like a bell cow, so Gutey can see if he can do that. He was used like that for three plays in a row, and got the first down. There was no need to replace him with #27, he's a known entity. On the O line, Mt Caleb Telfort and Tenuta have yet to play their first snap. Yet Newman got snaps, and so did Nijman. Not sure how much Rhyan played?

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Bitternotsour's picture

January 14, 2024 at 11:36 pm

They see them in practice, they know what they can do.

you don't need to evaluate them, we have people for that.

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4thand1's picture

January 14, 2024 at 08:54 pm

J Love is the coolest cat in the house. The rest of the league will be green with envy. Jordan I'll throw it to anyone. What he's doing isn't normal.

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canadapacker's picture

January 14, 2024 at 08:55 pm

I am happy to the nth degree. Totally unexpected - even all the prognosticators - ie TV hosts had it wrong. Now the only thing that could have made it better is if we wouldnt have started to celebrate so soon and done some dumb things - ie take an unsportsmanlike 15 yarder. Put the back ups in too soon and incomplete pass it rather than run the clock down to 2 minutes at the end. That being said - there were 2 bad/noncalls that gave them points - especially the movement non call at the end of the first half - and the 15 yard horsecaller - not . But whatever - going to be happy just to watch the game in San Fran - no expectations but at least it wont be played in a blizzard

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cpabandit's picture

January 14, 2024 at 09:15 pm

Slaton made the boneheaded, dumbass play of the game with the 15 yard penalty. Wasn't called for and is just plain stupid. Barry will be Barry by taking the foot off the pedal and regardless how far the Packers go in the playoffs, Barry must be fired.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

January 14, 2024 at 11:10 pm

Don't even have to fire JB, his contract is expiring. Just don't give him a new one, there are 20 people available and each one is better.

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HawkPacker's picture

January 14, 2024 at 09:09 pm

Offensive player of the game? I have a tie between Aaron Jones and Jordan Love.

Defensive player of the game? Too many to choose from.

What went right? Just about everything outside of the last 6 plus minutes of the game and some of the officiating. Someone mentioned the horse collar call on another thread however, I thought I saw Micah Parson's helmet hit Love's helmet with no call. The announcers never mentioned it either. this was on the long completion to Doubs in the second half!

What went wrong? 1. Putting in the backups with too much time left in the game. If you leave in Love, then he gets 2-3 first downs and the game is over. I know we should worry about injuries but he just subbed too early imho. 2. I have been in Carlson's corner but come on man kick the extra points. Also, many of his kickoffs did not reach the endzone. Is that by design to kick it high and short and then expect them to return? 3. No red flags Matt. You just are not good at that facet of the game. 4. Do better guarding against the 2 point conversion.

Everything else was perfect. What a fantastic game. A more exciting conclusion to this game than even the Detroit game on Thanksgiving.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

January 14, 2024 at 11:11 pm

Nixon got the most tackles, tied with #7.

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Fubared's picture

January 14, 2024 at 09:09 pm

1. Refs did there best to deliver for Jerrah. Two of Dallas drives sustained by terrible calls or the score would have been worse.
The NFL loves America's team. Not
I did read nbc covets having Dallas on Sunday night due to the huge tv audience they draw.
Why so many Sunday and Monday prime time games? Just what does Jerrah have over the NFL?

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Since'61's picture

January 14, 2024 at 09:48 pm

Jerry has ratings. Thanks, Since '61

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LLCHESTY's picture

January 15, 2024 at 03:30 am

How did Minnesota do this weekend?

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porupack's picture

January 14, 2024 at 09:11 pm

Wow, a 2 for one! Seeing jerryboys lose is as good as the packers win. We got both. So many standout players in this game. JLove certainly at the top and right about there is AJones. The receiving corps is becoming one of the best stories of the NFL 2023 season. They aren't elite, or at least not yet, but they're all fairly evenly talented, tough, high energy and saavy. Having such an interchangeable receiving corps is tough on defenses. This could be the sequel of the Driver, Jennings, Nelson, Jones and Finley corps. Its too early to make those comparisons, but the performance and pattern are being strung together over multiple games, and that's all you can do when building success.

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Bure9620's picture

January 14, 2024 at 09:22 pm

That is the the most fun I have had watching a Packer game since the Super Bowl...Yes The Packers have won more playoff games at ATT stadium than the Cowboys have....Amazing

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dobber's picture

January 15, 2024 at 06:15 am

Went into that game feeling good--knew even if the Packers played poorly this game was a blessing. Packers played loose and played smart (mostly). Packers have had Dallas' number over recent years. A great day to be a Packers fan.

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Spock's picture

January 14, 2024 at 09:32 pm

Well, I put this comment under the "Gut Reactions" but IMHO it bears repeating: In the last 3 weeks the Packers have soundly beaten, in order, the Vikings, the Bears and Dallas in must win games. What a great day to be a Packers fan!!

One little comment for Gregg Meinholz: Gregg, I've noticed you use the term "alas" incorrectly in several of your articles. Today you wrote, "but alas, we still won it." The term "alas" expresses disappointment or grief. So, just like the guy in 'The Princess Bride' said, "I don't think that means what he thinks it does." Lol.

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GregMeinholz's picture

January 14, 2024 at 10:31 pm

Who the hell is Gregg? Haha cheers, I’ll remember.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

January 14, 2024 at 11:17 pm

Alas, Gregg is not here.

A lass, she is not here, either.

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Spock's picture

January 15, 2024 at 09:47 am

Alas, poor Yorick isn't here either!

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Since'61's picture

January 14, 2024 at 09:46 pm

A dominating win for the Packers. The final score is not an accurate indication of how dominant the Packers were in this game. For the first three quarters the game looked like a practice for the Packers. It was very accommodating of the Cowboys to allow the Packers to practice at their stadium today.

Love and Jones led the way on offense. The OL wan the LOS. The defense played superbly for the first three. I thought the Packers were a little too sloppy during garbage but they recovered both of the onside kick attempts so it didn't matter.

The bottom line is that the Packers are peaking at the perfect time. Who knows how far this will go. The great ride continues. Enjoy it and on to San Francisco.
Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since '61

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

January 14, 2024 at 11:20 pm

The beginning of that "practice" almost looked like a real game there for a while, until GB jumped out to a 3 TD lead.

An instant classic!

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cinpackback's picture

January 14, 2024 at 09:48 pm

Other than the hiccup in the fourth quarter, this was the best game, so far, this year! I’m a Packer Owner living in New York and I can’t tell you how many people are saying “thank you for beating Dallas!”
(Giant fans😜)
Go Pack Go - ya make us proud!💚💛

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HawkPacker's picture

January 15, 2024 at 06:33 am

Philly fans have been pretty happy as well!

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Fubared's picture

January 14, 2024 at 10:24 pm

I was praying they wouldnt let the clowns score near the end. This was a beat down and I didnt was McCarthy to meet Jerrah and say wow we almost came back and won this sucker it was that close. NOT!
No this was a joyable beat down for anyone like my wife and I who hate Dallas. America's team my patute.

I still wonder what power Jerrah has when being in central time zone like us, he gets 3:30 start times, 7:30 Sunday games and a raft of Monday night games, many at home. He's got something on the NFL thats for sure. My only guess, he paid for his stadium with his own money and didnt take NFL bucks to do it and I think that was the deal, mega prime time games forever.

This was just an outstanding performance on all sides the ball. Barry's mystery prevent D game near the end gave Dallas life. He should be bitch slapped. His man coverage worked should have stuck with it. Moron

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

January 14, 2024 at 11:24 pm

The announcer said he was using a hybrid zone coverage that had individual players covering their man as plays developed. I don't know if that's correct but whatever it was, it worked!

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Bitternotsour's picture

January 14, 2024 at 11:44 pm

Which is what Barrry is known for. When it's executed, it's brilliant. He also flexes his line and runs more stunts than most teams. Again, the fine points elude too many.

The issue with Barry isn't scheme, it's execution. For whatever reason, the D is firing on all cylanders. More power to them all.

San Francisco will be favored, but we have a better quarterback than they have so who fucking knows...

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porupack's picture

January 15, 2024 at 05:24 am

Fubared's use of abusive violent language against women is disgusting. It should not be allowed on this site. Never should this be an entertaining comment.

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DokGonzo's picture

January 14, 2024 at 10:59 pm

Great content as always Greg! I always enjoy your articles. Love is looking unstoppable. The O-line is playing at an elite level. Jones brings everything together and is the oil in the offensive engine.

Apologies for the pedantry, but it's "rout", not "route" in the context you are expressing. The former is a retreat of a fighting force, and the latter describes the path between a start and end point.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

January 14, 2024 at 11:25 pm

Rout Dallas en route to San Fran!

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GregMeinholz's picture

January 15, 2024 at 07:55 am

I seem to be on a roll lately with improper word usage. Some of them I know but my typing fingers betray me. Thanks, cheers.

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MooPack's picture

January 15, 2024 at 01:55 am

Jimmy Johnson halftime meltdown. Priceless. He wanted to be in that locker room for a pep talk so badly.wouldn’t have mattered.. Packers came with Clint Eastwood “ Go ahead, make my day” attitude.

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GregMeinholz's picture

January 15, 2024 at 07:56 am

That meltdown just added to the delicious embarrassment.

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dobber's picture

January 15, 2024 at 06:10 am

I'm still in a state of utter disbelief.

Packers took the opening KO and never looked back. Dallas never had an answer for Aaron Jones--he makes the whole thing go!--and when they tried to get after Love, he beat them repeatedly. So cool under pressure.

Every time Dallas would score and try to get something started, the Packers turned it around and answered.

Don't care about the last two scores Dallas put up at the end. Turns out #2s and special teamers don't cover as well as #1s.

Enjoy it. Savor it.

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TheVOR's picture

January 15, 2024 at 08:14 am

A monster win for this young team and it’s amazing QB story. It’s never a bad day when anyone beats up on the Cowboys, more/less the Green Bay Packers dishing it out.
Way to go Pack! A really proud day for Packers fans.

One more thing, IMO, our head should be coach of the year!
What he has done with a first year quarterback in the youngest roster in the NFL, is undisputed in my opinion.

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fffilly's picture

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