News now! Packers, Cowboys tied after one quarter

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on January 11, 2015 – 12:40 pm


GREEN BAY–The Packers and Cowboys were tied, 7-7, following one quarter of play at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

Dallas won the coin toss and elected to receive. The Packers forced a three-and-out and took possession of the football at their 40-yard line.

The Packers went no-huddle and Aaron Rodgers found Jordy Nelson for a first down. On the next play, Eddie Lacy broke loose for a 19-yard run to the Cowboys 31. Two plays later, Lacy pounded out a first down at the Cowboys 16.

Again, it was Lacy, this time for 8 to the 8. Lacy then made it first-and-goal from the 4. On third-and-goal from the 4, Rodgers faked a run and threw to tight end Andrew Quarless for a touchdown with 8:30 to play in the first quarter, 7-0. Rodgers threw the pass off one leg, protecting his strained left calf muscle.

The Cowboys followed with a ball-control drive that mixed run and pass. On third-and-1 from the Packers 21, DeMarco Murray moved the sticks. Mike Neal made a possible touchdown-saving tackle on the next play, and then threw incomplete in the end zone, but Tramon Williams was flagged for pass interference, first-and-goal at the 1.

Tony Romo threw to fullback Tyler Clutts for a game-tying touchdown with 1:05 to play.



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