5 major takeaways from the Cowboys heartbreaking loss against the Packers
This one hurts. The Dallas Cowboys were road favorites in Lambeau Field for the first time in who knows how long, and against an unimpressive Green Bay Packers squad, they fell victim to an Aaron Rodgers-led game-winning drive yet again.
There is a lot to unpack here. The offense arguably scored enough points to where it should have been a win, however, they took their foot off the gas and let the Packers back in it. This somehow stings more than the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this season.
It’s time to go over what we learned in this game. While it’s not all fun, there is some good to take away from this game. There certainly is some bad, however. Let’s get some of the bad out of the way first so we can end the article on a bit of a higher note.
5 takeaways from the Cowboys’ heartbreaking loss against the Packers
1. Penalties reared their ugly head yet again
There’s just no stopping it. This team will always shoot themselves in the foot at some point, and it happened time and time again on Sunday. Nine penalties for 83 yards was the damage against the Packers, and they showed up at the worst possible times.
The two most crucial penalties came in overtime. The first came when a big run by Tony Pollard that would’ve gone for a first down to the Green Bay 37-yard line was called back because rookie wideout Jalen Tolbert was called offsides. The next came a few plays later when Malik Davis broke free up the middle for a 16-yard gain until it was called back due to a questionable holding call on Connor McGovern.
After the hold, Dak Prescott connected with Dalton Schultz on a 16-yard gain to make it 3rd-and-3. However, on the next play, Prescott failed to connect with CeeDee Lamb with Jaire Alexander making a lot of contact on the play. An incomplete pass later, the ball was back in the hands of the Packer offense, and the rest is history.