Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) is unable to catch a pass against Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields (37) in the fourth quarter in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
The Packers picked up a quick first down on the first drive coming out with three quick rushing attempts before stalling on a 3rd and three which included quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ first pass attempt of the game.
After punting, the Cowboys came storming down the field. Running back Darren McFadden showed his burst, gashing the Packers defense for a 50 yard gain. With a first and goal from the two yard line, the Packers were able to pull together. Coming up big was cornerback Sam Shields, who made an interception on a poorly thrown ball by Cowboys quarterback Matt Cassel. More importantly, keeping the scoreboard clean, and getting the defense off the field.
Dec 13, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) rushes with the football during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 28-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
The Packers offense then rallied down the field on a 15 play – 79 yard drive. The drive eventually stalled after a touchdown by Starks on 3rd and 1 was reversed. The Packers rushing attack was effective and the offense showed good rhythm early. Two holding calls nearly stalled the drive, yet the offense was able to overcome and get the job done, except for the fact they came up with no points.
Rodgers was stuffed on a sneak attempt, though it appeared he may have gotten past the goal line. McCarthy chose not to challenge, and the Cowboys took over from the one yard line.
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