Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys: 2013 Game 14
Unfiltered game day blog post of comments, observations and first impressions.
Aaron Rodgers was held out of this game and he is pissed about it. Packers always err on the side of extreme caution with injuries, ironic since they always seem to have so many.
With Taylor and Tretter out, that leaves Sherrod and Newhouse as the 2 OL subs. That means Newhouse at guard again if something happens to EDS. Oh dear…
Dallas has the worst defense in the league, and the fourth-worse since 1935 in terms of yardage given up. Time of possession could be a big factor in this game.
The last time the Packers won in Dallas was 1989.
Today’s captains for the Packers: – T/G Don Barclay (offense), LB A.J. Hawk (defense) and S Sean Richardson (special teams).
Inactives for today’s game:
Green Bay Packers
12 QB Aaron Rodgers
51 LB Nate Palmer
65 G Lane Taylor
73 G/C JC Tretter
85 TE Jake Stoneburner
98 DE C.J. Wilson
99 DE Jerel Worthy
10 QB Matt Flynn will start for Rodgers.
17 WR Dwayne Harris
23 S Jakar Hamilton
24 CB Morris Claiborne
50 LB Sean Lee
54 LB Bruce Carter
56 DE Martez Wilson
75 T Darrion Weems
32 CB Orlando Scandrick starts for Claiborne, LB 52 Justin Durant moves from strong side to middle to start for Lee, 51 Kyle Wilber takes Durant’s normal strong-side spot, and 59 LB Ernie Sims starts for Carter.
(sorry – missed most of it…)
Guys in trenches will be critical/ability to get ball in space is where big plays will happen.
Flynn brought consistency and flow to the offense…does a great job…playing to strengths.
Packers vs. Cowboys – First Impressions – First Half:
Packers win toss and defer.
Well that was awful coverage by Tramon and too late help from Burnett on a 27yd completion from Romo to Williams.
Josh Boyd showing up early – big tackle for loss.
How do you see the blitz, make your adjustments and you still look caught by surprise and take a sack? Can someone explain that?
More impressed by the height, and straightness of Crosby’s 57yd kick than the distance. We know he has the leg.
MD Jennings in at safety – didn’t they learn their lesson last week?
Tyron Smith was my #1 rated OT in the 2011 draft. #2 was Derek Sherrod. I had them both ahead of Castonzo and Solder.
Without any real pressure, Romo will destroy the #Packers.
What in the hell does Matt Flynn have against getting rid of the ball?
Score at end of 1st quarter: Dal 13 GB 3
Nothing like a 2yd pass on 3rd and 15. Thanks Mike!
Romo has all day to throw – Packers secondary has no chance – even if they were good.
It’s essential the Packers get the run game going.
3rd and nine and first read is a 4yd out route. Thanks Mike!
Sean Richardson comes up aggressively and lays hits on people. Works for me.
Finally some pressure, and Mike Daniels was obviously held. Otherwise he gets to Romo.
Thought process: Four Cowboys around Nelson. Lets loft one to him. Oh darn, interception.
That was some of the best coverage we’ve ever seen from Jarett Bush. (breaks up pass to TE on seam route)
Quarless was completely uncovered deep on that underthrow to Lacy. Any kind of pass there would be a TD. Of course, if he couldn’t reach Lacy…
Great coverage by the ref on Dez Bryant. Can we sign him?
Score at end of 1st half: Dal 26 GB 3
Packers vs. Cowboys – First Impressions – Second Half:
Jordy Nelson – stealing the ball again.
Clay Matthews has been downright invisible so far.
Josh Boyd drawing the holding penalty. He’s getting a lot of snaps. Has a strong burst.
So evidently, the new normal is the Packers have to really suck for a half before they start playing like they mean it.
Packers using the rollout extensively now and it’s working – as it did the one time they used it in the first half.
Datone Jones having better success against Tyron Smith than Clay Matthews is.
I’m sorry, but anyone who can’t see the difference in the play calling between these two halves is blind. Same “bad” players…
And this is why I criticize McCarthy. His playing calling sometimes downright sucks. Even with injuries and “bad” players, there’s enough talent to be competitive.
Score at end of 3rd quarter: Dal 29 GB 17
Call plays like he has this half. All I’ve ever asked of McCarthy.
Wow – Could have been a huge interception by Tramon Williams – rightfully overturned. Would have put them inside the 10 and a chance to actually take the lead.
Instead, Cowboys driving aided by a couple of Packers penalties. Although, encroachment against Mike Neal should have been false start on the Cowboys’ right tackle.
Packers march downfield yet again. beating a dead horse, but what a difference good playcalling can make.
I’m not writing much because I’m totally engrossed in this comeback bid. Also, entertaining idiots on twitter calling me a bad fan for criticizing McCarthy.
Three minutes left, Packers in Dallas territory after a sick INT by Sam Shields.
Under two minutes, Packers inside the 20 looking to take the lead. Part of me does not want the Packers to score too soon…
Lacy scores. 1:30 left – one time out left for Dallas. Biting nails…
Tramon with another possible INT – called incomplete. He thinks he caught it. I think he did too. This ones going to booth review. All nails gone…
INT GAME OVER. Unbelievable.
It doesn’t have to be this hard.
Final Score: GB 37 Dal 36——————
Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.