The Green Bay Packers got a career day from Aaron Jones and held on down the stretch to beat the Dallas Cowboys 34-24. Jones became the first player ever to have four rushing touchdowns against the Cowboys, while Green Bay won its fourth straight game in Dallas, including playoffs, after losing their previous nine in a row between 1993 to 2007.
Jones– who grew up in Texas and was playing in front of a large contingent of family and friends– had a career-high 182 scrimmage yards — 107 rushing and 75 receiving, and opened the scoring with an 18-yard run after being held to 19 and 21 yards rushing the previous two weeks.
On the touchdown that surpassed his previous career high of two and gave Green Bay a 24-0 lead early in the second half, Aaron Jones gestured toward defender Byron Jones while beating him to the pylon on a 5-yard run. The fourth TD was a 1-yard plunge.
Jones had exactly twice as many scrimmage yards as two-time rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 62 yards on the ground after the Cowboys had to abandon the part of the game their offense is built on to try to erase a four-touchdown deficit.
Aaron Rodgers was effective without his number one target Davante Adams– throwing for 238 yards without an interception.
The Packers’ defense intercepted Dak Prescott three times and came up with three sacks.