Packers gain first victory against a winning team, as they defeat Cowboys
The Green Bay Packers finally got their first victory against a winning team Sunday, dropping Dallas to 6-3 with a 17-7 win at Lambeau Field.
Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo of Burlington was sacked five times, which tied a career-high.
Nick Barnett tied a career-high with two of those sacks. Charles Woodson had a sack, two forced fumbles, and a key fourth quarter interception.
It kept the Cowboys out of the end zone before Roy Williams caught a nine-yard touchdown pass in the final minute, which kept Dallas from being shut out for the first time in six years.
The Packers were up 3-0 at the half, and went up 10-0 early in the fourth quarter on a one-yard sneak by Aaron Rodgers.
Woodson's second forced fumble was recovered by Clay Matthews on the Cowboys' three-yard-line, after it appeared that Felix Jones had recovered it for Dallas.
Referee Jeff Triplette reviewed it, but then said the play could not be reviewed under the rules.
And three plays later, Rodgers threw a two-yard touchdown strike to Spencer Havner for Green Bay's final score.
The Cowboys broke a four-game winning streak, and Romo suffered his first loss in November.
The Pack improved to 4-4, and will host San Francisco on Sunday.
Romo completed 24-39 passes for 251 yards. But the Cowboys did not convert on third down until the second half.
Rodgers went 25-36 for 189 yards and no picks.
But he was sacked four more times for a league-high 41 this season.
Ryan Grant ran for 79 yards, and Donald Driver had four catches for 50 yards. The Packers had only five more total yards than Dallas on offense but they held the ball 12 minutes longer than the Cowboys.
Both teams kept their reputations as the two most penalized teams in the league. The Packers had 12 miscues for 100 yards.
Dallas had 10 penalties for 67 yards. Cowboys' offensive tackle Marc Colombo broke his left leg in the first quarter. He's out indefinitely.