News now! Packers trail at half, but cut into deficit

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 11, 2015 – 1:33 pm


GREEN BAY — A turnover helped the Cowboys take the lead but the Packers got back within four points at halftime, trailing 14-10 at intermission on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

The Packers blew a chance to take the lead early in the second quarter. On third-and-7 from the Dallas 27, QB Aaron Rodgers was surprised by an early shotgun snap. He managed to pick up the ball but then was sacked by Cowboys DE Jeremy Mincey, who knocked the ball out and recovered for Dallas.

The Cowboys capitalized quickly, going 64 yards in just five plays for the go-ahead TD. WR Terrance Williams caught a short pass in the flat, shook the tackle attempt by CB Tramon Williams and then cut inside S Micah Hyde and was off to the races, 38 yards in all for the touchdown to make it 14-7 Cowboys with 8:19 left in the half.

After the Packers picked up only one first down and had to punt, the Cowboys were back on the march. An 18-yard pass to TE Jason Witten converted a third-and-7 and got Dallas across midfield. The Cowboys eventually missed a 50-yd FG try, though, after a false start penalty on the first try moved them back 5 yards.

The Packers took over on their own 40 and just 29 seconds left but got themselves in position to try a field goal. After a 12-yard pass to WR Randall Cobb, Rodgers was sacked for a 10-yard loss. Rodgers then hit Cobb for a 31-yard gain along the sideline, and a 5-yard pass to WR Davante Adams set up a 40-yard FG try by K Mason Crosby. It was good, and the Packers cut the deficit to 14-10 at intermission.

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