After Green Bay jumped out to a quick 7-0 start, the Dallas Cowboys scored 14 unanswered to take a 14-7 lead over the Green Bay Packers inside Lambeau Field. A Dan Bailey miss from 50 yards out helped prevent Dallas from scoring on a third straight possession, and the Packers responded right after with a field goal of their own 40 yards out from Mason Crosby. Dallas still leads 14-10, but Green Bay gets the ball to start the second half, and will have a chance to take back the lead.
Here's a recap of the good, bad and the ugly so far:
We knew coming into this game that the Packers would do their best to limit Aaron Rodgers' mobility, and the did so on their first drive, establishing the run game. Eddie Lacy gained 45 yards on just seven carries on the first drive (including a 19-yard gain). The Packers have totaled just 64 yards on the ground in the first half, but they've ran the ball effectively when needed.
The Cowboys' second drive was kept alive after brutal penalties from linebacker Brad Jones (holding on third down), and Tramon Williams (pass interference near the red zone). Those two calls led to Dallas scoring a touchdown from one-yard out after the Williams penalty. Williams also missed a key tackle on Dallas' third drive after Terrence Williams sprung free for a 38-yard touchdown.
It's been pretty clear that Rodgers' mobility is hurting the Packers a bit right now. Besides the touchdown throw to Andrew Quarless, we haven't seen much at all from him moving and throwing in the pocket. There were certainly throws in the first half that would've been completed had Rodgers moved outside the line of scrimmage. The injury is still something to monitor going forward.