Green Bay Packers v. Dallas: Immediate Reactions & Highlights

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 6: Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after scoring his fourth touchdown during a game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 6: Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after scoring his fourth touchdown during a game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers came away with the road win against Dallas and here are the immediate reactions and highlights from Sunday’s game.

After suffering a tough loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last week, the Green Bay Packers had a prime opportunity in front of them to steal a road win from an NFC playoff contender in the Dallas Cowboys and regain control of the NFC North after the Chicago Bears’ loss.

Well, that’s exactly what they did, although this game did end up much closer than what it should have. Per usual they got off to a quick start in the first quarter but for the remainder of the game they were able to rely on Aaron Jones offensively and the defense came away with a few turnovers and a couple of sacks that eventually put the game away.

While there were some nerve-wracking moments in the second half, the Green Bay Packers were able to move to 4-1 on the season and are sitting in first place all by themselves in the NFC North. Here are the gut reactions and highlights from Sunday’s victory.

  • Jaire Alexander came away with his first interception of the season! However, ironically it was a play that Amari Cooper had beat him on but the ball bounced off of his hands and into Alexander’s lap. With that said, we will take it!
  • Speaking of Alexander, his primary job was to cover Cooper and to take him out of the game as Marshon Lattimore of the New Orleans Saints did a week ago. Unfortunately, Cooper got the best of Alexander – at least in the first half of the game – in this matchup totaling a whopping 226 yards on 11 catches.
  • Way too many big plays given up by the Green Bay Packers’ defense.
  • In Tennessee last season, we saw then offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur use the screen game to pick apart the Dallas defense and we saw much of the same with the Green Bay Packers in this game.
  • Aaron Jones had his breakout game in Dallas during the 2017 season and much like Aaron Rodgers, he loves playing at Jerry World. Jones would finish the game with107 rushing yards, 75 in the air and four touchdowns. This will now be known as the “Aaron Jones Game.”
  • Luckily, the kick return was negated by a penalty but we saw another kickoff where Mason Crosby had to make a tackle. Not exactly ideal.
  • Something that is a bit telling is that even with Jamaal Williams out, Dexter Williams was still listed as inactive. While he has all the potential, as we saw in the preseason he is still a bit raw, especially as a pass-catcher and a blocker. The Green Bay Packers just don’t trust him yet.
  • It was another fantastic day for rookie Elgton Jenkins who had a couple of crucial blocks that led to some big runs.
  • The Green Bay Packers’ offense has been fantastic in the first quarter this season when running their scripted plays and that was true once again as they put up 14 points against Dallas.
  • Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith just continue to make plays for this defense.
  • After some critical comments were made by Hall of Famer Ray Lewis earlier in the week in regards to the Packers defensive front, after Za’Darius Smith’s first sack, he mocks Lewis by doing his signature dance. And it was fantastic!

  • For the second straight week, the Green Bay Packers have first and goal from the one-yard line and cannot get into the endzone. They did try to run it on first down but ultimately had to settle for a field goal.
  • Turnovers and sacks! After a difficult week for the defense against Philadelphia, the Packers were able to sack Prescott three times and came away with three interceptions.
  • How about that pass from Aaron Rodgers to Robert Tonyan? My goodness!
  • This week the Green Bay Packers had five red-zone trips and came away with a touchdown on four of their possessions but they were able to put up points all five times.
  • Much was expected from Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling with Davante Adams out but or the most part they were held in check or Rodgers relied on his tight ends and running backs in the passing game instead.
  • Chandon Sullivan came away with his first career interception and it sure was beautiful!

  • Just as we saw from the Packers’ defense in the first three weeks, they would bend at times but they just didn’t break. In the first half, they kept Dallas off the scoreboard and that included five possessions for the Cowboys that made it into Packers’ territory.
  • Darnell Savage had to leave the game with an ankle injury, let’s hope that it isn’t serious as that would be a devastating loss.
  • The Green Bay Packers put up 30 plus points for the first time this season and they did it without Davante Adams. Fantastic performance all around from this offense.

Next. Packers need a team effort to beat Dallas. dark

This was a great bounce-back game for this Green Bay Packers team against a good team and on the road. Next week they will be back home once again, this time to take on the Detroit Lions who sit at 2-1-1 on Monday Night Football.