Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes to rookie Christian Watson and led a 55-yard drive in overtime to set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning field goal, and the Packers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 31-28 victory over former coach Mike McCarthy and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Green Bay (4-6) looked like he could lose six straight games in the same season for the first time since 1988. After he drew 28-14 in the fourth quarter, Rodgers led his two long drives that ended in passes against Watson.
McCarthy led the Packers to their final Super Bowl title after the 2010 season, going 125-77-2 with Green Bay before being fired in 2018. It was his first game against the Packers since taking over as Dallas manager in 2020.
Rodgers was McCarthy’s quarterback for most of the time with the Packers. Their relationship strained during McCarthy’s second half of the season, but over the past week, they’ve exchanged compliments and hugged before and after Sunday’s game.
They posted a record of 195-0 in such games, including the playoffs, on Sunday.
The Cowboys (6-3) entered the 4th quarter behind him by 14 points for the first time in franchise history.
Rather than attempt a long field goal, McCarthy chose to go fourth and third of Green Bay’s 35 on the first overtime possession. Dak Prescott, pressured by Jalan Reid, threw a desperate pass to Tony Pollard, but was unable to complete it. Prescott’s 5-yard pass to Dalton Schultz ended the game on 14 with eight seconds remaining in the first half. A fumbling punt from Amari Rodgers He returned after giving the ball to Dallas at Green Bay 45 before Prescott Cedee on his 30-yard gain He hit a ram and in the third he Tony at 7:14 He started his run with Pollard’s 13-yard touchdown.
Lamb capped the Cowboys’ next possession with a 35-yard touchdown reception.
Lamb had 11 receptions for 150 yards and two touchdowns. Pollard rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown. Prescott completed 27 of 46 passes for 265 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. His Cowboys CB Anthony Brown left the team in the second quarter with a concussion.
Cowboys running back he was missing Ezekiel Elliott. Green Bay’s defense was missing outside linebacker Rashan Gary (knee), linebacker Devondle his Campbell (knee), and cornerback Eric Stokes (ankle/knee). The Packers placed Gary and Stokes on the disabled list after both players were injured in last week’s 15-9 loss to Detroit.
- Rodgers leads the Packers to a 31-28 overtime win over McCarthy’s Cowboys
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