Star Ratings: Cowboys-Packers
Ty Montgomery – Breakout game for the former Stanford Cardinal. Ty Montgomery had 10 catches for 98 yards along with a couple carries. Green Bay figured out how to use Montgomery as a running back. It’s not actually giving him the ball, rather finding him in the flat and letting Montgomery create in space. He’s earned Aaron Rodgers trust, and that usually means this will not be a one time thing.
Dak Prescott – All week I thought this stage would be too big, and in classic hardo SEC form, Prescott said Lambeau didn’t compare to Tuscaloosa or Baton Rouge. He’s calm as can be under pressure. Prescott handled his own out there with some big throws especially on third down. He didn’t seem phased by anything Green Bay threw at him. Looking forward to Jerry Jones fucking this whole thing up in a couple weeks and starting Tony Romo. It’s going to be great.
Morgan Burnett – Nice game from Burnett overall amid all of the problems in the Green Bay secondary. He finished with 10 tackles and a big interception which many thought would change the momentum of this game (It didn’t). Burnett didn’t break well when Prescott found Witten to seal the victory for Dallas. Other than that, Burnett played pretty well.
Eddie Lacy – Packers running back deserves a hell of a lot of credit for gutting it out there. Lacy only played 31 snaps out of 75 in the game. He still rushed for 65 yards on 17 carries. It’s shame he hasn’t got into the end zone yet for Green Bay. Lacy should have been in there when Rodgers fumbled at the goal line. I get his ankle is gimpy, but that’s his time to shine. It’s too bad his head coach doesn’t see it that way. I’m very skeptical that Lacy will play on Thursday.
Blake Martinez – The first real bad game from the rookie. Blake Martinez looked like former number 50 out there struggling with Ezekiel Elliott in the flat. Further, Martinez had major issues trying to stop Zeke at the point of attack. I know people are saying the run defense is fraudulent, but I beg to differ. Dallas’ offensive line is the best in the league, and there is no stopping them right now.
Micah Hyde – After one of his best games, he had one of his worst. Hyde had trouble staying on his feet in the game and let too much go past him. Cole Beasley tore up the middle of the field with six catches, 58 yards and two touchdowns. Hyde will deal with Cameron Meredith on Thursday night. He’s been beasty for Chicago in the past couple weeks.
Aaron Rodgers – This sucks. After week two, I told everyone to relax because Minnesota had one of the best defenses in football. This week, I’m out of answers. There were so many times where Rodgers had a man open, and he overthrew him or underthrew him. If this was the Rodgers everyone knows and loves, he throws for 400-plus yards with a couple touchdowns, and this game is a shootout. That didn’t happen. Rodgers made an awful interception and equally awful fumble. He needs to find his mojo. Could it be that Brett Favre was there? Maybe. All eyes will be on Rodgers Thursday night versus Chicago. He has favorable matchups until Houston on December 4th. It’s now or never for QB1.
Mike McCarthy’s Play Calling – I said this on Twitter a couple times but did Mike McCarthy want to provide this file for why he shouldn’t have this job? He decided to pass on a couple fourth and ones to take field goals which is fine. But then with a fourth and five with the wind to their back, McCarthy decided to go for it. He also called a woeful QB draw on the goal line like Rodgers was Tyrod fucking Taylor. McCarthy also ran the ball down 18 points in the fourth and took a meaningless field goal. He sucked today and questions about him deserve to be raised.
Ladarius Gunter – What a putrid excuse for a cornerback. If Gunter is out there on Thursday night, it’s going to be a shootout and Alshon/Meredith will have huge days. He’s one of the worst corners in Green Bay since Ahmad Carroll.