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Cowboys 30, Packers 16: Dallas rolls at Lambeau

October 16, 2016 by  
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From Mike Cohen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

~The game could be measured in boos and jeers.

They began quietly, with a few hundred people, as the 17th pass by quarterback Aaron Rodgers fell incomplete, and his total yardage remained steady at 74 late in the first half.

They swelled to a chorus on the Green Bay Packers’ final drive of the half, in the closing seconds, when Rodgers overthrew wide receiver Randall Cobb deep down the left side.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers walks off the field after the 30-16 loss against the Dallas Cowboys.   Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers walks off the field after the 30-16 loss against the Dallas Cowboys. Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal

They roared in the second half of a game that was, by and large, a one-sided beatdown. First Rodgers threw an inexcusable interception directly into the chest of Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church. Then he fumbled on a quarterback draw inside the 10-yard line, a few feet from a desperately needed touchdown. The quarterback who for years had been considered the best in the National Football League resembled something worse than mediocrity, and it was, quite frankly, stunning.

Across the field, where the Cowboys have begun the season without starting quarterback Tony Romo and No. 1 wide receiver Dez Bryant, the offense hummed like an efficient machine. They dismantled the Packers behind a pair of rookies — quarterback Dak Prescott, a mid-round pick in the 2016 draft, and running back Ezekiel Elliott, chosen fourth overall — immolated a defense ranked atop the league in rushing yards allowed and yards per carry. And in the back end, where the Packers finished without their top three cornerbacks, all of whom were injured, Prescott completed timely passes for crushing gains.

It ended in a rout: Cowboys 30, Packers 16.

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