The Green Bay Packers advanced to the NFC Championship with a 26-21 comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys.
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The Green Bay Packers appeared to be on their way to another early playoff exit, but they rallied from a lackluster first half and came away with a 26-21 win over the Dallas Cowboys as rookies stepped up in key moments.
The Cowboys held a 21-13 lead in the third quarter, but Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Davante Adams to trim the lead to one point.
In the fourth quarter, Rodgers threw the game-winning touchdown to rookie tight end Richard Rodgers. The Packers defense then held firm as the Cowboys were forced to turn the ball over on downs.
This occurred after a 4th-and-2 deep pass from quarterback Tony Romo to wide receiver Dez Bryant was ruled incomplete after further review from officials. The Packers proceeded to run the clock out to advance to the NFC Championship.
Rodgers played through a calf injury and threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns on 24-of-35 passing as running back Eddie Lacy ran for 101 yards on 19 carries.
Adams stepped up in a big game once again as he led the Packers with seven catches for 117 yards and a touchdown. Randall Cobb added eight catches for 116 yards.
The defense also came through with four sacks against a tough Cowboys offensive line, led by outside linebacker Nick Perry’s 1.5.
For the Cowboys, Romo threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns on 15-of-19 passing while sustaining a knee injury.
Running back DeMarco Murray ran for 123 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. Bryant was held to three catches for 38 yards.
The Packers will face the Seattle Seahawks on the road in the NFC Championship as they hope to dethrone the defending champs in a rematch after losing, 36-16, in the 2014 season opener.