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Dallas Cowboys Fall to Green Bay Packers 35-31

The Dallas Cowboys hosted the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium on Sunday afternoon. This game was a rematch of the 2016 NFC Divisional Round. Green Bay came out with a 34-31 win, eliminating Dallas from the playoffs.

Dallas Cowboys Fall to Green Bay Packers 35-31

The Cowboys scored first when quarterback Dak Prescott found wide receiver Cole Beasley on a two-yard touchdown. Green Bay would bring it within one when Aaron Rodgers found Devante Adams for a touchdown. The extra point was no good. The Cowboys held a 7-6 lead after one.

Prescott and Beasley connected for a second time to bring the Cowboys lead up to 14-6. A Dez Bryant touchdown brought the lead up to 21-6. Green Bay would score at the end of the half to make it a 21-12 score as both teams went to the locker room.

Green Bay kicked a short field goal to make it a one-score game. That would prove to be the lone score of the third quarter.

On the first play of the fourth quarter, Rodgers would find Jordy Nelson wide open in the end zone to give the Packers their first lead. After Dallas took the lead back, a pick-six gave Green Bay a 28-24 lead.

Prescott rushed for a touchdown with 1:13 left to give the Cowboys a 31-28 lead. The Packers were down, but not out. Rodgers found Adams for the game-winner with 11 seconds left to give them the 35-31 victory in Dallas.

Prescott finished with 223 passing yards and four total touchdowns. Rodgers threw 221 yards and three touchdowns. Another key to the Packers success in this game was running back Adam Jones. He rushed for 125 yards on 19 carries.

The Cowboys will have a bye week next week before traveling to take on the San Francisco 49ers Oct. 22. The Packers will be in Minnesota to take on the Vikings next Sunday.

Main Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

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