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