Five takeaways from Packers’ thrilling divisional round victory over Cowboys
What did we learn from the Green Bay Packers’ thrilling divisional round win over the Dallas Cowboys?
It wouldn’t be Packers playoff football without them trying to throw away a lead. This time there would be no heartbreak for Mike McCarthy’s team, however. That belonged to the Dallas Cowboys, whose defeat Sunday may actually hurt more than the Dez Bryant non-catch two years ago.
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Yet again it’s the Packers responsible for ending the Cowboys’ season at this stage in the postseason. Can Green Bay go one better this time and make it to the big dance? Atlanta awaits in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.
For now, it’s important to reflect on an outstanding road victory, the Packers’ eighth consecutive win. From Aaron Rodgers’ brilliance to Mason Crosby’s coolness under pressure, there’s plenty to break down from Sunday’s classic.
Back in the title game for the second time in three years, Rodgers’ MVP-like performance again gives reason to believe this might be the Packers’ year. There will be time to look ahead to Atlanta, but let’s first review a memorable afternoon in Dallas. Here’s five takeaways from Sunday’s win.