Dak Prescott was intercepted twice in Week 10’s overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback was picked off twice in crucial moments leading up to an overtime loss. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers capitalized on turnovers, completing their comeback victory 31-28.
Dak Prescott Turnovers Fuel Packers Comeback Victory
Green Bay Capitalizes on Turnovers
Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys struggled in this conference-rivalry game between the Cowboys and the Packers. Dallas was a heavy favorite coming into this week after Rodgers and the Packers lost their previous five games. Dallas got up in this game early, but turnovers fueled the Packers comeback victory sealed in overtime with a Mason Crosby field goal.
The Packers stun the Cowboys in OT and snap their 5-game losing streak
Aaron Rodgers finished with 3 TDS pic.twitter.com/dsUKbKQIUz
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Dak Prescott and the Cowboys would strike first with a CeeDee Lamb three-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. This touchdown was only the start to a massive day for Lamb with 150 yards on 11 catches and two touchdowns.
Dallas would follow up the next defensive possession with a sack-strip fumble recovery at the Green Bay 17-yard line. Just when Dallas looked to stretch their lead, Prescott tosses his first interception of the night. Rudy Ford stepped in front of the pass intended for Dalton Shultz, snagging his first pick of the night and returning the interception from the one-yard-line out to the 34. Rodgers would then lead another touchdown drive capped by a 58-yard touchdown catch by Christian Watson.
The next Dallas possession would be more of the same. After converting on fourth down, Prescott threw another interception to Ford. Ford returned this pick to the 24-yard line giving the Packers plus field position yet again. 38 seconds later Green Bay took the lead thanks to a 12-yard scamper by Aaron Jones.
Dallas Tries to Pull Away
The Dallas defense would stiffen as the game went on shutting out the Packers in the third quarter. During this defensive stand, the offense put up two more touchdowns, a 13-yard rush from Tony Pollard, and a 35-yard catch from Lamb put the Cowboys up 28-14. Unfortunately for Dallas, the 4th quarter was dominated by the Packers.
Mike McCarthy's return to Lambeau is spoiled in OT, with the Packers coming away with a 31-28 win.
Entering today's game, the Cowboys were 180-0 all-time when leading by 14 points through 3 quarters. Including playoffs, they were 195-0 all-time. pic.twitter.com/i1ly80ALnA
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4th Quarter and Overtime
The Packers put together an incredible drive leading into the 4th quarter capped by another Christian Watson touchdown, this time for 39 yards on 4th and 7. The Packers gathered the momentum and were looking to even up the score late in the game. After forcing a punt Rodgers would find Watson yet again for this third touchdown of the night.
Dallas would receive the overtime kickoff and began to march down the field, looking like the Packers might not get another opportunity to touch the football. Dallas racked up two gut-wrenching penalties on their final drive leading to a 4th down at the Green Bay 35. Prescott saw heavy pressure and escaped the pocket to his left, forcing an incompletion to Pollard and turning the ball over–yet again–on downs.
Rodgers and the Packers would capitalize one more time marching down the field methodically. A final facemask penalty would put the Packers inside the redzone leading to a 28-yard Mason Crosby field goal to end the game.
The Cowboys continue to shoot themselves in the foot with mental errors and poor execution. Prescott’s two interceptions fueled the struggling Green Bay offense leading to a season-high 31 points. Penalties continue to be a problem as Prescott’s offensive drives stall thanks to crucial holding penalties on the offensive line. In addition to player miscues, Mike McCarthy’s blunders often put Dallas in a poor position to win. McCarthy’s decision to go on 4th down in overtime left a short field to Green Bay’s humming offense. If Dallas is to make a deep playoff run they will have to stop beating themselves and focus on beating their opponents.