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Packers lead Cowboys 7-0 as Aaron Jones pays off on Jaire Alexander’s interception

Green Bay cashed in on a lucky turnover with a quick score.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

It’s early in the first quarter of the week five game between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, but the green and gold hold a 7-0 lead.

The drive to open the scoring came after an uncharacteristic gaffe by a critical Cowboys player led to a huge turnover and a flip of field position. Quarterback Dak Prescott threw over the middle to an open Amari Cooper, who was wide open due what appeared to be a blown coverage. However, the ball caromed off Cooper’s hands, falling right into the lap of Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander.

Alexander returned the pick for 37 yards, bringing it all the way to the Cowboys’ 47-yard line. Take a look at the play here:

The Packers then went to work, converting on a five-play drive. Following an 18-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Rodgers then found Aaron Jones two plays later for an 11-yard gain. The Packers then got Jones loose, as he broke through a massive hole in the middle of the offensive line for an 18-yard touchdown.

Here’s the overhead view of the great cutback run:

Green Bay leads 7-0 early on from AT&T Stadium.