This is the Darnell Savage the Packers have been waiting to see. The former first-round pick is a free agent in the offseason. He battled injuries and struggled to make an impact for much of the regular season. But he was back to his best against the Cowboys, and it may force the Packers to rethink any plans about his future.
Savage made an incredible play on his pick-six of Dak Prescott. He was covering Cowboys receiver Brandin Cooks on the play but noticed the ball was likely going to CeeDee Lamb. Savage made a smart decision to undercut the route and intercept the pass, and he had a clear path to the end zone. It put the Packers up 27-0. Without his play, the Cowboys had a chance to cut the deficit to 20-7.
According to Pro Football Focus, Savage played 56 coverage snaps against the Cowboys but allowed only two completions for seven yards, along with his 64-yard pick-six. It was an absolutely dominant performance from Savage.
Savage was excellent in coverage in his first two seasons in Green Bay, but he has struggled to reach that level in Joe Barry's system. Hopefully, this game is the turning point. Savage moved closer to a new deal with this performance.