Turnovers and injuries are the story so far from AT&T Stadium, but despite seeing a couple of starters leave the game injured, the Green Bay Packers lead the Dallas Cowboys 17-0 at the half.
Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper has had a great first half, catching five of six targets for 110 yards. However, that sixth target was his first of the game, and despite being wide open, Cooper let the ball bounce off his hands and into those of Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander.
That was the first of two interceptions off quarterback Dak Prescott, and the Packers converted that first pick into a touchdown just five plays later. Aaron Jones scampered into the end zone from 18 yards out on that drive and he plunged in from three yards away one series later to give Green Bay a 14-0 lead.
The Packers’ pass rush has had a great first half, however, getting two sacks on Prescott on third downs to kill drives — one each from Za’Darius and Preston Smith. They have also forced several throwaways and incompletions in critical situations, keeping the Cowboys off the board in the first half.
Aaron Rodgers has 12 completions on 21 attempts in the first half for 138 yards, while Jones leads the team in rushing with 9 carries for 66 yards and his two scores. Jones also leads the way in receiving with four receptions for 48 yards.
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