Green Bay Packers (6-3) 45, Dallas Cowboys (1-7) 7
Sunday November 7th 2010 (at Dallas)
Clay Matthews (52) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Cowboys (PHOTO: Corey Wilson - Green Bay Press-Gazette)
(GREEN BAY) - Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdowns while Brandon Jackson scored once on the ground and once through the air, as the Green Bay Packers routed the struggling Dallas Cowboys, 45-7. Rodgers was 27-of-34 passing for 289 yards while James Jones finished with eight catches for 123 yards and a score for the Packers (6-3), who have won three straight to move into first place in the NFC North heading into their bye week. Greg Jennings caught seven passes for 80 yards and a score for Green Bay, which got a touchdown from Nick Collins on a fumble return and an interception return for a score from Clay Matthews. Jon Kitna, making his second straight start in place of an injured Tony Romo, was 19-for-30 with 183 yards, one score and two interceptions for the Cowboys (1-7), who have dropped five in a row -- including the last two by double-digits. Dez Bryant caught the lone touchdown, the sixth of his rookie campaign, which leads all freshmen in the NFL. This was the most lopsided loss for the Cowboys since the last week of the 2008 season, when they were handed a 44-6 defeat by the Philadelphia Eagles.
DALLAS    -  0  7  0  0 -  7
GREEN BAY -  0 28  7 10 - 45
                          DALLAS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   12            26
Rush-yards-TDs           14-39-0      35-138-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-30-183-1-2 27-35-289-3-0
Sacked-yards                4-17          1-12
Net pass yards               166           277
Total yards                  205           415
Fumbles-lost                 4-2           2-0
Turnovers                      4             0
Penalties-yards             5-40          2-20
2nd - GB - B. Jackson, 9-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - B. Jackson, 2-yard run (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Jennings, 8-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
2nd - GB - Collins, 26-yard fumble return (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 28-0
2nd - DAL - Dez Bryant, 2-yard pass from Jon Kitna (David Buehler kick) GREEN BAY 28-7
3rd - GB - J. Jones, 10-yard pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 35-7
4th - GB - Crosby, 26-yard field goal GREEN BAY 38-7
4th - GB - Matthews, 62-yard interception return (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 45-7
GREEN BAY - John Kuhn 13-50, Brandon Jackson 13-42 1 TD, Aaron Rodgers 5-41, Dimitri Nance 4-5
DALLAS - Felix Jones 5-16, Marion Barber 6-14, Tashard Choice 3-9
GREEN BAY - Aaron Rodgers 34-27-289 3 TD, Matt Flynn 1-0-0
DALLAS - Jon Kitna 30-19-183 1 TD 2 INT
GREEN BAY - James Jones 8-123 1 TD, Greg Jennings 7-80 1 TD, Jordy Nelson 4-42, Brandon Jackson 4-26 1 TD, John Kuhn 2-12, Tom Crabtree 1-4, Brett Swain 1-2
DALLAS - Dez Bryant 9-86 1 TD, Jason Witten 3-44, Martellus Bennett 3-20, Miles Austin 2-16, Sam Hurd 1-11, Roy Williams 1-6
Wade Phillips (seen walking off the field following the loss to Green Bay) was fired as coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Jason Garrett, the offensive coordinator and occasional heir apparent, was named the interim coach. Phillips, 63, was 34-22 in his fourth season as the team's coach; more significantly, he was 1-2 in the playoffs. Momentum for his firing had been picking up speed and comes on the heels of the Cowboy's 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.