Arlington, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Eddie Lacy scored on a one-yard touchdown run with 1:41 remaining while Tramon Williams had a key interception as the Green Bay Packers came back from a 23-point deficit en route to a 37-36 win over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at AT&T Stadium.
Lacy’s run capped a seven-play, 50-yard drive engineered by Matt Flynn. However, Flynn’s attempt for a two-point conversion failed, leaving the Packers defense to protect the slimmest of leads.
Dallas quarterback Tony Romo threw for nine yards but his second throw was intercepted by Williams, allowing the Packers to escape with the win.
The victory improved the Packers’ record to 7-6-1 and put them hot on the heels of Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions in the NFC North title race.
Flynn completed 26 of 39 passes for 299 yards and four touchdowns with one interception while Lacy rushed 21 times for 141 yards and a score. Jordy Nelson, Andrew Quarless, James Starks and James Jones were the recipients of Flynn’s touchdown heaves.
Romo finished 29-for-48 for 358 yards and two scores but he had two interceptions as the Cowboys slipped to 7-7 after losing three of their last five outings.
The Cowboys raced to a 13-3 lead in the first period after two field goals by Dan Bailey and Romo’s 25-yard touchdown pass to Witten.
In the second, the Cowboys continued their outstanding start, scoring 16 more points from two field goals by Bailey and Demarco Murray’s one-yard run for a 26-3 advantage at the break.
Flynn found his groove in the third, throwing two touchdown passes to offset Bailey’s 50-yard field goal, trimming the gap to 29-17 heading into the fourth.
Flynn found Starks for a 11-yard touchdown pass but Romo answered with a five-yard scoring pass to Dez Bryant with 7:55 left in the game.
The Packers pulled even closer after Flynn connected with Jones for a three-yard scoring pass before Lacy completed the comeback with the game-winning rush.