After A Record-Setting Season The Dallas Cowboys Are Done!

Dallas Cowboys Are Done!

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In the 8th meeting in the playoffs between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers showed up tonight and got the job done.

Down 21- 3 in the middle of the second quarter, Dak Prescott aired out a long bomb to Dez Bryant for a touchdown followed by some strong defence by Dallas. The Cowboy fans ignited.

 


The Cowboys have put together one of the best seasons they’ve seen in years behind rookie quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott finished with a quarterback rating of 104.9, which was the best by any rookie in NFL history, amongst other records including a .009 with only 4 picks in 459 passing attempts which is also a rookie record.

Rookie Ezekiel Elliott also set astonishing records. He broke the Cowboy’s previous rushing record of 1,007 yards, established by Tony Dorsett in 1977, by running 1,631 rushing yards. His numbers were good enough for 3rd all-time by rookie rushers in the NFL. Elliot did this in only 15 games as he was rested in their final game. Ezekiel also has the Cowboys rookie record for touchdowns with 12, also previously held by Tony Dorsett.

If we look back to October 16th, the Cowboys destroyed the NFL’s number one defence on the ground with Ezekiel Elliott rushing for 157 yards, winning 30-16 which was done with relative ease. So tonight the Packers knew that that was their number one priority if they were going to win. Green Bay has won seven straight since going 4-6 before Thanksgiving and are looking to carry that winning streak straight into the Super Bowl.

Aaron Rodgers had an incredible game tonight, leading his team time and time again,  flying down the field for one touchdown after another, leading 28-13 early in the third. Rodgers did nothing but silence the crowd every time the ball left his hands, continuing  yet another MVP season.

It’s lights out for the Dallas Cowboys, but it was one hell of a season and we hope their winning ways are only just beginning behind a pair of outstanding rookies now leading the team.

In the end it was Rodgers and the Packers who killed it with a 51 yard field goal by Mason Crosby to break a tie game with 3 seconds left on the clock to take the lead 34-31.

 

Crosby also hit a 56 yard field goal on the last possession which was the third longest field goal in NFL post-season history.

The Packers move on to face the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game.

 

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