Aaron Rodgers Leads Packers On Incredible Late-Game Drive To Stun Cowboys, Again

Bryan Brandom
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Aaron Rodgers wasn’t going to let Mason Crosby join the ranks of kickers to blow their team’s Week 5 matchup.

Crosby shanked two extra points and the team failed on a two-point conversion before Dak Prescott led the Dallas Cowboys on a 17-play, 79-yard touchdown drive that ended with 1:13 remaining and put Dallas up 31-28.

That was more than enough time for the two-time MVP.

The Green Bay Packers marched 75 yards down the field in a minute. On the seventh play, Rodgers found Davante Adams in the end zone for the wideout’s second touchdown of the day.

“I was going to call another play, but [Adams] came back and said ‘Call it again,'” said Rodgers, who’d missed the receiver on the previous down. “He said—with his eyes he said ‘Throw a better ball.’ … I’m thinking touchdown. We had time. We had a timeout.”

Here’s how head coach Mike McCarty reacted to that last drive:

Save for the final drive, the Packers depended more on the legs of rookie running back Aaron Jones than on the arm of Rodgers. 

Jones rushed 19 times for 125 yards and a touchdown, and caught another pass for nine yards.

Rodgers completed 19 of 29 passes for 221 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions.

The comeback comes just nine months after Rodgers stunned the Cowboys in similar fashion, when he found tight end Jared Cook for a 35-yard pass with three seconds remaining to set up a 51-yard game-winning kick from Crosby.

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