Packers fight back to save season in overtime win vs. Cowboys

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Death, taxes, and the Green Bay Packers finding a way to defeat the Dallas Cowboys.

The Packers showed tremendous character and fight on both sides of the ball to battle back from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit, eventually taking down the Cowboys in overtime.

For a team coming off five straight defeats, they could’ve quit when the going got tough.

But credit to Matt LaFleur and his team. With their season effectively on the line, they stood up and fought until the end, eventually coming away with a sweet victory over Mike McCarthy’s Cowboys.

Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, each to rookie wide receiver Christian Watson.

Aaron Jones had another dominant performance against the Cowboys, rushing 24 times for 138 yards and a touchdown.

The defense came up with key stops. Rudy Ford intercepted Dak Prescott twice, while the Packers also stopped the Cowboys on fourth down in field goal range in overtime.

The Packers still have a mountain to climb to rescue their season, but this is a start. They remain alive in the wild-card race. If they can continue to build momentum on Thursday night with a win over the Tennessee Titans, perhaps they can make a run.

But, for now, the Packers can enjoy a victory Monday. It’s been a while.

After losing five in a row, a big win over an NFC rival feels good.

It’s a nightmare return to Lambeau Field for Mike McCarthy. He so often got to enjoy Aaron Rodgers leading game-winning drives over the Cowboys. Today, he was on the receiving end of one.

If nothing else, the Packers have shown they won’t quit. They are still fighting for their season, and they came away with a hard-fought victory over the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon.

Now it’s time to build on this against the Titans.