When the Green Bay Packers came back to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 35-31 on Sunday afternoon, the team kept a curious streak going. Since the Cowboys moved into AT&T Stadium in 2009 from the old Texas Stadium, the Green Bay Packers have played in that building a total of four times.
They have won all four of those games.
The first visit was actually the most important. That game, of course, was Super Bowl XLV, which capped off the 2010 season. The Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in that game, giving the team their fourth Super Bowl title and 13th NFL Championship.
Since then, the Packers have played in Dallas three more times, and in each case both teams have scored 30-plus points. However, Green Bay has been the victor each time. The first of those games came in 2013 when Rodgers was out with a broken collarbone. Dallas jumped out to a 26-3 halftime lead, but behind Matt Flynn, Eddie Lacy, and a handful of huge turnovers, the Packers found a way back in the second half for a 37-36 victory.
The other two games have both come this year, with thrilling comeback victories by the Rodgers-led Packers. The first was of course the NFC Divisional playoff game, punctuated by Rodgers’ absurd throw to Jared Cook to set up Mason Crosby for a game-winning field goal, and yesterday’s game channeled the drama of that January contest (albeit in a week five game).
Let’s jut say that Rodgers and the Packers’ offense love AT&T Stadium.
Davante Adams returns in a big way against the Cowboys | Packers.com
After Jourdan Lewis broke up a pass on first down, Adams called for the ball again on the same call on the very next play. Rodgers put it up and Adams made a great catch, giving the Packers the go-ahead score with second left.
From inactive to stardom in a month: Aaron Jones shines in win over Cowboys - ESPN
Jones wasn't on the 46-man roster when the Packers opened the season with a win over the Seahawks, but his performance over the last six quarters makes you wonder why the Packers didn't get him more involved early on this season, even with Ty Montgomery active.
Damarious Randall's interception return for TD turns tide for Packers | Packersnews.com
Ten days after being the goat, Randall was one of the heroes for the Packers. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix calls Randall the "most talented DB we've got," and as always, it's a matter of him harnessing that talent.
Jerry Jones: Cowboys gave Rodgers too much time - NFL.com
The biggest question mark on the Cowboys' final drive was the pass to Dez Bryant in the end zone that stopped the clock just before Dallas scored their final touchdown.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers owns AT&T Stadium | Packers Wire
Ha! Wikipedia trolls never get old.
Packers vs. Cowboys: Dallas' last ditch, lateral-filled final play was gloriously stupid - SBNation.com
Also filed under "things that never get old": stupid NFL plays set to "Yakety Sax"!