Many fans entered Sunday night with some sense that things couldn’t get much worse for the Dallas Cowboys. But with an abysmal effort and a 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers, those Cowboys disproved this theory.
A first quarter interception by Jon Kitna would lead to nine-yard, second quarter touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Brandon Jackson to give Green Bay an early 7-0 lead. Kitna would finish 19-30 for 183 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.
Jackson would find the end zone once again on the team’s next drive, this time on a short (and easy) two yard run. On the drive after that, Rodgers hit Greg Jennings on an eight yard touchdown pass to put Green Bay up by 21, and they were far from done.
Dallas had spent each of their three timeouts--one to challenge what was a clear touchdown--by the team Green Bay kicked off following the Jennings touchdown. On the return, the ball was ripped from Bryan McCann’s grasp, grabbed by the Packers’ Nick Collins and taken back for yet another Green Bay touchdown. Replays would clearly show that McCann was down before the ball came out, but Dallas had no timeouts with which to challenge the play.
In brighter news, Dez Bryant is still really good at football. Bryant caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Jon Kitna with under a minute left in the first half to bring the deficit to a mere 21 going into intermission. It would serve as the only real bright spot for Dallas on Sunday night.
Green Bay struck again early in the third quarter with a touchdown pass from Rodgers to James Jones, to once again extend the Packers lead to 28. Shortly thereafter, Mason Crosby added a field goal and, if anyone hadn’t turned their TVs off by this point, they were rewarded with a Clay Matthews interception--Kitna's second on the night--and a 62-yard return for a touchdown to bring the score to 45-7. This, of course, would stand as the final on a night when the Cowboys were worse than bad.
Dallas had four turnovers, 205 yards on offense, and just 39 yards rushing. All of which is to say, if you’re reading this, Jerry, yes, it’s time to fire Wade.
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