1. Jones proves doubters wrong
If you listen to some lies often enough, they might begin sounding true and that’s exactly the way some fans may feel about sports analysts who keep repeating how the Packers are a one-dimensional offense because they can’t run the ball.
FS1’s Colin Cowherd was one of those personalities that were predicting the Cowboys to roll over Green Bay due to the visiting team’s supposedly deficient ground attack.
The combination of Ty Montgomery and the starting offensive tackles being questionable entering Week 5 gave the pundits even more reason to cast doubt.
This is the type of nonsense media members begin spouting off when they have no clue about the talent on the roster.
Those who watched college film of fifth-round pick Aaron Jones or even seen limited action of the UTEP product prior to the Dallas game would have known that the Packers had quite a weapon on their hands.
As it turned out, Jones used his vision and burst in putting together runs of 13, 13, 22, 10 and 15 yards throughout the contest and totaled 125 yards and a touchdown on only 19 carries.
The rookie ball carrier is the kind of performer that can make yards on his own even behind a mediocre line.
On the day, the Packers wound up outgaining their opponent on the ground on a per carry basis as they averaged 6.7 ypc versus the Cowboys’ 4.7 ypc.