The Green Bay Packers jumped out to an 18 point lead against the Cowboys on Sunday, until the Cowboys came back quickly with 15 unanswered points in the 4th quarter, ultimately, tying the game and forcing an overtime.
The miraculous comeback by the Cowboys was thwarted in overtime as the Green Bay Packers pulled off a miracle of their own. With under 18 seconds left in the first quarter of overtime, Aaron Rodgers took the snap on their own 32-yard line and found Jared Cook who took the ball to the Cowboy’s 33-yard line and with the final three seconds on the clock, Mason Crosby nails the 51-yard-game-winning-kick. The Packers win 34-31 in overtime.
Although Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gives the Packers and their coaches credit for the win, he clearly was upset by the officiating of the game. Jones couldn’t understand how the Packers were penalized so little compared to his Cowboys. One of those, Cowboys penalties, was a real headscratcher.
The Packers were penalized three times for 22 yards while the Cowboys were flagged six times for 50 yards, but one of the most pivotal penalties against the Cowboys, and one that was a real head scratcher had to be the call when WR Brice Butler was flagged for unsportsman like conduct for entering the huddle and exiting without staying for the play to be called. Huh?
The Cowboys 13-3 season came to a halt as Green Bay advances to the Championship game against the Falcons.