Packers running back Eddie Lacy went out against the Cowboys on Sunday looking for some redemption in the eyes of his coaches and teammates, and it’s safe to say he got it, with 124 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.
The week before, Lacy missed curfew the night before the Packers’ Thursday Night matchup with the Lions, and was demoted as a result. He carried the ball just five times in Detroit, and finished with four yards.
After the 28-7 Packers win, Lacy let it be known that he heard his coaches’ message a week earlier, loud and clear.
“I know the last few weeks things were a little different,” Lacy said, per the Dallas Morning News. “But I think it was just the way to show me like this is what I love to do, and without it, I'm miserable. With coach taking me out and going through that, it just showed me that's not what I want. And by him giving me a chance to come out and redeem myself, I think it was just a blessing in disguise.”