5 biggest takeaways from Packers’ win over Cowboys in Week 10

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Rudy Ford makes game-changing impact

Shortly after the Cowboys had put together a 17-play touchdown drive to take the lead in the first quarter, they forced a fumble on Aaron Rodgers. Dallas had the ball first-and-goal with a chance to take a 14-0 lead.

Considering the Packers were coming off a five-game losing run, an early two-touchdown lead for the Cowboys may have been tough to come back from.

Rudy Ford had other ideas.

Ford had impressed in limited action on defense, but with Darnell Savage spending time at slot corner, the former Jacksonville Jaguar was given an opportunity.

And he delivered. Ford made an interception in the end zone, ensuring it remained a one-score game. Moments later, Aaron Rodgers found Christian Watson for the game-tying touchdown.

Ford would intercept Dak Prescott again on the very next drive. Again, the Packers made it count with another touchdown.

Ford had a great game, finishing with four tackles, two pass defenses, and two interceptions. His first pick came at a crucial moment early in the game.

Without Ford’s two interceptions, it could’ve been a completely different game. He swung momentum in Green Bay’s favor, preventing Dallas from taking an early two-possession lead.

And, who knows, maybe Ford’s first interception will be the moment that turned Green Bay’s season around.