The Green Bay Packers’ running game has been revitalized on week five Sunday. Aaron Jones is having a magnificent day as the team’s primary running back, carrying the ball ten times for 71 yards midway through the second quarter.
Jones also has been having a big day as a receiver out of the backfield, catching six passes for 68 yards. But he has also excelled running the ball in the red zone, crossing the goal line a total of three times for all three of the Packers’ touchdowns. His latest score put the Packers up 24-0 early in the third quarter, as Jones jetted around the left side of the line on first-and-goal from the five-yard line:
.@Showtyme_33 gets into the end zone for the third time this afternoon! #GBvsDAL | #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/JZHgodGh6z— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 6, 2019
The play on its own is great, as Jones used his great agility and athleticism to get to the edge and turn the corner. But if you watch a little closer, you can see Jones trolling Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones as he gets the corner on him. Check out this little goodbye wave as he puts on the jets:
Aaron Jones says pic.twitter.com/yfuIwRKNxn— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 6, 2019
Jones has played two games at AT&T Stadium as a professional, his first coming in 2017. In that game he also crossed over the hundred-yard mark in total offense and scored one touchdown, so it’s safe to say he enjoys playing in his home state.