It was not something that needed to be called, but it also did not surprise me. There was contact to Dez Bryant's head. It was light contact, sure. Which is why it did not need to be called. But with the way the league works these days, it never surprises me when there's a flag following contact to the head. That's just the new reality of the NFL.
Damarious Randall ran a 4.46... that's plenty fast.
In no way am I saying it was a good call, but refs are put in a difficult position with league rules and emphasis. Any head contact is spotlighted. What I absolutely did not understand was how Anthony Hitchens wasn't called for leading with his helmet near the sideline on the next series. That double standard was a bigger problem than the initial penalty on Blake Martinez.
Be patient. The Packers ran into a quarterback playing the game of his life yesterday. Don't take my word for it. Jerry Jones said the same thing. Maybe the Packers defense won't be good, but too early to write them off. They're currently 11th in yards despite already playing Atlanta and Dallas on the road. That will inflate numbers.
Not playing Atlanta and Dallas on the road again this season will help.
I do wonder, had Nick Perry dragged Dak Prescott down all the way on that initial third down, whether it would have been a different day for the defense. Could've set a different tone. That was a huge, huge swing early. Instead of a sack to force an opening three-and-out, they complete a bomb. Have to make that play, but Dak is pretty darn good.
Aaron Rodgers said he was calling the last few plays on the final drive. He was the maestro.
No, but I had the Packers winning by 4 points.
I thought what Ha Ha Clinton-Dix said was validation of Damarious Randall's physical ability, which has never been questioned. Physically, he might be the most talented DB on the team. Takes more than that to be successful at an unforgiving position like corner.
You should read Pete Dougherty's column. In a word, yes.
I would have thought he'd play against the Bears. So, no idea.
Yeah, that was a heart-in-your-throat moment for Packers fans.
It was the right call. Two points forces the XP to take the lead, which as the Packers saw themselves yesterday, is not automatic. Meanwhile, a field goal still prevented a loss. So it didn't make the end game that different, and the payoff was worthwhile.
This is a good point. Turns out, Justin McCray and Lucas Patrick all OK for reserves.
I know Jason Garrett is getting slammed today in Dallas for that second-down fade call. It did not make sense. Poor clock management certainly helped the Packers.
I don't listen to him, so no idea.
Yeah, that PBU down the right sideline was a good play. You're probably not far from the truth. Take Chicago for example. Randall was just fine up until giving up that touchdown, which was bad but only one play. He seems to not be able to get out of his own way, like drawing a penalty after a pick-6.
It's the type of play you run when you're thinking field goal, which the Packers probably were at that point. It wasn't until later that a touchdown became more likely. It obviously caught the Cowboys off guard, so that's a good call.
Yes, it did. Not sure what was the issue.