As is tradition so far this 2019 season, it was a somewhat ugly win towards the end but a win all the same. The Packers were up 17-0 going into the half with Cowboys fans whining in relative silence. Cowboys offense showed up in the second half but it was too late.
Aaron fucking Jones. He needed to step up and he did that and then some. In fact, I’d like to congratulate Aaron on being the WR2[credit to PF4L]. I’d also like to congratulate him as the new owner of the Dallas Cowboys. You earned it, buddy. His 4 rushing TDs ties a team record and he logged 182 total yards between his 19 carries and 7 receptions. The highlight of the night was his taunting a Cowboys defender before the 3rd TD:
He was quoted by The Athletic following the game on this taunt:
I was just in the zone, I didn’t realize I did it until I came off the field. No disrespect to him, he’s a great player.
Tra Carson had RB2 duties last night filling in for injured RB Jamaal Williams, but overall, failed to impress — especially in the shadow of Jones’ performance. Carson saw about 1/3 of the snaps and is likely to fill the same role next week pending any updates on Williams’ injury.
All three tight ends saw some action last night including Jimmy Graham with a few notable blocks. Graham managed to catch 3 for 41 yards using both hands. We’re all proud of you, Jimmy. Maybe not quite worth his price tag yet, but we all hope to see him continue to improve.
All 3 sacks for the game belong to Za’Darius and Preston Smith — including 6 of 8 QB hits on Dak Prescott. No surprises here.
Speaking of blocks, rookie lineman Elgton Jenkins was making holes for Jones all night. Yet another rookie for the Packers that is producing and earning their keep this year.
Despite an interception early in the game, CB Jaire Alexander had a rough night overall covering Cowboys WR Amri Cooper who logged 226 yards with 11 receptions and 1 TD. Jaire is good at what he does, but we saw him pushed far beyond his limits with that match-up. He certainly has the speed but he was no match for Cooper’s misdirection and seemingly impossible cuts.
Kevin King deserves a mention with 6 tackles and an interception. Not bad for someone that was questionable going into the game due to injury. Packers.com quoted King after the game on his interception:
I really caught his eyes and saw it the whole way. Dak already kind of knew where he was throwing that ball. Because, if you watch the film, he definitely should not have thrown it – at all. Got to take advantage of stuff like that.
Now that the Packers own AT&T Stadium — what should they change the name to? Also, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman make by ears bleed.
Update: Got out of bed at 3:30am to add a credit for PF4L
It’s not always a good stat that a cornerback has a lot of tackles, but back to that later. If King Kong can get 4 more ducks like that thrown right to him, then we may see a Pro Bowl in his future (See Ha-Ha). But Kings right, you have to take advantage of a ball thrown right to you. What a catch.
When you have an offense that throws for 441 yards on your defense and runs for 122 yards. You might have some tackling opportunities. The trick is, getting more tackles than misses.
King also should have had a second interception that hit him right in the hands. I guess that’s why he’s a CB and not a WR.
“I’d like to congratulate Aaron on being the WR2”
That was a sweet line. How do you come up with that gold.
Not gonna lie, not a fan of that taunting shit like Jones did going in for the score. That has a way of coming back to haunt you, like holding the football out before crossing the goal line and possibly ending up with it knocked out (Leon Lett, B.J. Raji examples come to mind). Barry Sanders is still the best running back I’ve ever seen play and he never acted like that. The opponents for the Packers probably all will have that .gif as a reminder. Do your job and act like you’ve been there before Aaron. Lest you meet the next Vontaze Burfict who will take exception to that shit and inflict a little payback for acting like a douche. Don’t give them any extra incentive, man!
Yea…i think he got caught up in the moment, he has zero history of that stuff, so i give him a pass. But i agree with you otherwise. I didn’t care for it either.
Also agree on Barry Sanders, it’s a shame he retired while he still had game. If he had stayed, no other player would have had to worry about the all time rushing title, because it would be his, and his alone.
So, not sure if Aaron Rodgers was taking a shot at McCarthy when he mentioned there not being leadership the past couple years, if he was, that is pretty shitty. I really hope that isn’t what he was doing, he could have been referring to leadership on the defensive side of the football, in which he would be 100% correct. Matthews never exhibited leadership, and Daniels perceived leadership was not leadership at all. All talk, and no action. If he was taking a shot at McCarthy, I have lost most respect for him as a person.