The Dallas Cowboys 17-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay last night is not that big of a deal, folks.
The Packers played their best game of the season, running a defense that swarmed toward the ball. Cornerback Charles Woodson was amazing and some of the Cowboys were a little off.
At 4-4, the Packers were playing for hope.
At 6-2, the Cowboys were looking to add to their NFC East lead, as Philadelphia lost, too.
The Packers just wanted the win more. There was more on the line for the Cheese Heads.
What hurt the Cowboys?
- Cornerbacks Mike Jenkins and Alan Ball and safety Ken Hamlin were all injured at about the same time. The Cowboys didn’t have enough corners to play nickel defenses, said coach Wade Phillips.
- The cornerback who was healthy, Orlando Scandrick, committed two key penalties that extended the Packers time of possession dominance.
- Tony Romo throws an interception in the red zone to Woodson. Romo also fumbles.
- Not being able to get that Felix Jones fumble recovery overturned hurt the most. It allowed the Packers to close the game out, when the ball should have remained with the Cowboys.
- Marc Colombo broke his leg and is out for the season.
- Miles Austin and Romo aren’t connecting. Austin doesn’t seem to do as well when players are taking him seriously.
- Nick Folk needs to make field goals under 50 yards.
Too many mistakes, too many penalties and a lot of game injuries hurt the Cowboys. The defense still played well.