Insane Aaron Rodgers–Jared Cook Completion Propels Packers to Last-Second Win Over Cowboys

Bryan Brandom
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It wasn't hail mary this time, but another miracle pass from the hand of quarterback Aaron Rodgers helped push his Green Bay Packers to victory, 

The Dallas Cowboys tied Green Bay twice in the last 4:08 of the teams' divisional playoff matchup. But with zero seconds remaining in regulation as Mason Crosby's second 50-plus-yard field goal in the final 1:38 (third if you count his after Cowboys coach Jason Garrett tried to ice him with a timeout) eked through the uprights, there wouldn't be a third oppourtunity for Dak Prescott and Co.

With 12 seconds remaining, the back-and-forth affair looked to be going to overtime.

Then Rodgers pulled off an incredible 36-yard completion into field goal range to tight end Jared Cook, who kept both feet in bounds, but barely, as the officials' replay confirmed with three seconds left.

That put Crosby in position to win it with a 51-yarder, having already hit one from 56 yards out to give Green Bay the lead not two minutes before.

Rodgers finished with 356 yards on 28-of-43 passing, with two touchdowns and a pick.

Prescott and fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott were sensational in their playoff debuts. The quarterback went 24-of-38 for 302 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He also ran in a two-point conversion to tie the game with just over four minutes left. Elliott rushed for 125 yards on 22 carries.

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