Packers Rally Past Cowboys, 26-21, Advance To NFC Title Game
Aaron Rodgers threw two second-half touchdown passes, and the Packers rallied to beat the Dallas Cowboys, 26-21, in the NFC divisional playoffs in Green Bay on Sunday afternoon. The Packers advanced to next Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Seahawks in Seattle.
With his team trailing 21-13 in the third quarter on Sunday, Rodgers connected with Davante Adams on a 46-yard catch-and-run to pull his team within 21-20 before the beginning of the fourth quarter. The Green Bay quarterback then found tight end Richard Rodgers for a 13-yard score on his team’s next possession to give the Packers the lead for good.
Green Bay was able to hold on for the win when a video review reversed Dez Bryant's apparent catch for Dallas on fourth down at the Packers’ 1-yard line with 4:06 to play. The Cowboys lost the ball on downs and suffered their first road loss of the season.
Rodgers was 24 of 35 for 316 yards and three touchdown passes. Adams had seven receptions for 117 yards and a score; teammate Randall Cobb caught eight passes for 116 yards. Eddie Lacy carried 19 times for 101 yards.
Dallas quarterback Tony Romo completed 15 of his 19 pass attempts for 191 yards and two touchdowns. He was sacked four times.