The Dallas Cowboys failed to exorcise their Aaron Rodgers demons in 2022. After jumping out to a 14-point lead late in the third quarter, Rodgers threw two touchdowns to rookie Christian Watson in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime.
Riding all the momentum, and feeding off a raucous Lambeau Field crowd, Rodgers and the Packers downed the Cowboys by a field goal in overtime.
The comeback victory marked the third in a row for Rodgers against the Cowboys, and his fifth win in his last six tries against Dallas. That includes a 2-0 record in the playoffs, and the 2016 NFC Championship Game, which is widely viewed as the Cowboys’ last best chance to end their elongated Super Bowl drought.
For what seems like the third offseason in a row, the biggest storyline in the NFL (now that Tom Brady has retired) is centered on Rodgers future.
Fittingly, the speculation followed Rodgers to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Before taking a tee shot, former PGA tour player and CBS golf analyst Colt Knost asked Rodgers if he had “any news you want to share with the world.”
Rodgers answered by dismissing the 49ers as a destination, and Knost countered by asking for Rodgers thoughts on joining the Cowboys.
The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am crowd had a great reaction after Aaron Rodgers was asked about potentially joining the Cowboys.
The crowd’s reaction says it all. Some hoots and hollers, and a lot of laughs. What else would you expect from such an absurd idea? That’s not a knock on Knost, either. He actually did great to incorporate the Cowboys in his interview.
Of course, Rodgers hasn’t committed to returning to Green Bay, and has hinted at interest in being traded. The four-time MVP is on the record saying he’d restructure his contract to make a potential trade work.
The Jets feel like the odds-on favorite to land Rodgers, especially after they hired Rodgers’ former OC in Green Bay and close friend Nathaniel Hackett as their offensive coordinator after they fired Mike LaFleur.
The Raiders are another team to watch given they’ve already moved on from Derek Carr, and old friend Davante Adams is now without a quarterback. With San Francisco out of the equation, that leaves the Dolphins as the only other realistic destination unless a surprise suitor comes out of nowhere.
But Rodgers on the Cowboys? Not happening … as much as delusional fan Skip Bayless might want it to become reality. Dallas is committed to Dak Prescott. So much so that they’re open to extending Prescott this offseason to lessen his cap hit and ensure he remains the franchise QB for the foreseeable future.
Something unprecedented would have to happen for Rodgers to be donning a star on his helmet. His chuckle and lack of response might lead to some overreactions, but let’s not lose sight of the fact that he and Mike McCarthy didn’t split on the best of terms after McCarthy was fired by Green Bay back in 2018.
Again, a fun story, but waste your energy on something else.