The Dallas Cowboys train wreck of a season made a stop in Green Bay tonight, where everything was right on par with the rest of the 2010 season for Dallas as they lost 45-7.
The first quarter remained scoreless for both teams, something that might be a feat for the Cowboys defense. Green Bay began the rout in the second quarter, scoring 28 points. Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdowns while Brandon Jackson ran for one. Nick Collins returned a Bryan McCann fumble on a kickoff for a touchdown, giving Green Bay a 28-0 lead.
Dez Bryant brought the Cowboys a bit closer before the half closed, catching a touchdown pass from Jon Kitna to bring the game to 28-7 at half.
Dallas wouldn’t score again for the rest of the night. All told, the Cowboys committed four turnovers, including a fourth quarter pick-six by Kitna that capped the Green Bay scoring. The Cowboys ran 14 times for 39 yards in the losing effort.
The bright spot for the Cowboys in tonight’s game was Mat McBriar, who punted six times and pinned the Packers offense inside the 20 yard line on three occasions. McBriar’s furthest punt of the game was 65 yard, which resulted in a touchback.
Aaron Rodgers passed for 289 yards and three touchdowns while the Packers Kuhn and Friends backfield, led by John Kuhn, rushed for 138 yards. Both Kuhn and Brandon Jackson had 13 carries each, while Aaron Rodgers scrambled for 41 yards on his own.
Dallas will travel to New Jersey to take on the New York Giants next week.