Wrap-up: Packers 17, Cowboys 7

November, 15, 2009
11/15/09
10:59
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So much for trusting this Cowboys team. It's not that they lost the game on the road to a desperate Packers team, it's how poorly they played.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was sacked five times and he didn't get any help from an anemic running game. When the outcome was still in doubt, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett never really tried to establish the run. And the Roy Williams fumble was huge. He had a 42-yard gain before fumbling.

He took the blame for the loss, but he shouldn't have to. The Cowboys' offense was so dreadful that it left the defense on the field for long periods of time. DeMarcus Ware had two sacks, but the defense couldn't hold up in the second half. Of course, when you spot the Packers the ball deep in your own territory, its not going to be easy.

The Cowboys had an opportunity to secure a stranglehold on the NFC East lead. Now they're just one game clear of the Eagles and Giants. It's obvious that we've overrated the NFC East this season. And it's alleged best team had a miserable performance in a big spot.

This was the game where we were supposed to find out whether the Cowboys could handle success. Obviously they have a ways to go in that department. And suddenly that Redskins game next weekend doesn't look like a lock. The Skins had a courageous win over the Broncos on Sunday, so they'll arrive in Arlington with some momentum.

Packers cornerback Charles Woodson was the best player on the field Sunday. His two forced fumbles and interception was a huge part of why the Packers won the game. And it's fair to say the Packers are right back in the running for a playoff spot in the watered-down NFC.

What a great day it was for the Giants.

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