NFL Wrap: The Cowboys take out Favre and the Packers
Brett Favre came into this game with an 0-8 Record against Dallas and his losing streak continued in this one with the Cowboys defeating the Packers 37-27. The downpoint of the game for Favre was in the second quarter when he was hit as he was throwing by Nathan Jones and was also intercepted on the play. That may not have been so bad but he was also hurt in the process and did not return.
Aaron Rodgers replaced Favre. He struggled a bit on the first drive but in the end he showed that he was worth being drafted in the first round. Rodgers played stellar, going 18-26 for 201 yards and a TD. He also rushed for a few key first downs.
Tony Romo and Terrell Owens had monster games though both coming up with big plays. Romo went 19-30 for 309 yards and 4 TD’s while Owens had 7 catches for 156 yards and a touchdown. It would have been two touchdowns if it wasn’t for one of the stranger plays I’ve seen. Tony Romo found Owens wide open in the end zone. Owens bobbled the pass and somehow gave it right to Al Harris. This one out.
That would’ve put them up by ten points with about 8 minutes to go and with the interception the Packers still had hope. However, Romo and the Cowboys weren’t trying to hear it. They came up big on both ends of the ball in the fourth to take the game.
The game definitely lived up to the hype. Favre’s status is day to day at this point but their next game is 10 days away so I expect Favre to be able to play.
Before the game there was a moment of silence in the arena for the Redskins Sean Taylor. Every player had a number 21 on their helmet which every player in the league will this year.