ARLINGTON, Tex. – In the waning seconds of regulation, with the game tied at 31, and just one play after a massive sack and 10-yard loss, the Green Bay Packers needed another miracle.
And while the 35-yard pass Aaron Rodgers fired to tight end Jared Cook wasn’t a Hail Mary, it might have been even more impressive.
So how did it all transpire? In both locker rooms after the Packers’ 34-31 win, players credited it to just Rodgers being Rodgers, using his brain to draw up the play, his legs to buy himself and his receivers more time, and his arm to zing a precise throw.
“When the quarterback is able to extend the play and get out of the pocket, and this quarterback is able to throw from any body position to anywhere in the field, it becomes more challenging,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. “He made a big-time play, he bought himself some time, the coverage broke down a little bit, and they put themselves in position to win the game.”
FACT: It doesn't get any better than this Jared Cook sideline grab.
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