Flynn throws four touchdown passes in second half.
The Green Bay Packers came from 23 points down to stun the Dallas Cowboys and claim a 37-36 win on Sunday night.
In possibly his last start ahead of Aaron Rodgers’ return from injury next week, quarterback Matt Flynn produced four touchdown passes in the second half to help the Packers match the biggest comeback in franchise history.
Eddie Lacy scored with 1:31 remaining to give Green Bay the lead, while Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was unable to take his chance in the closing stages as he also threw for two interceptions in the final 3 minutes.
Romo threw for 358 yards and two touchdowns, but ultimately as has been the case throughout his career, he was unable to avoid making critical mistakes at key times.
While there was huge disappointment for the Cowboys who now slip to 7-7 for the season, the win undoubtedly keeps the Packers in the hunt for the playoffs.
They move to 7-6-1 for the season and are still in contention behind the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions in the NFC North, and coupled with Rodgers potentially returning next week they will be in confident mood during practice this week.
In contrast, Dallas receiver Dez Bryant walked off the field before the game ended and refused to talk to reporters in the locker room. However, he did later apologise for the incident and insisted that he was purely disappointed with the result as opposed to anything to do with his team-mates.
“This is one of the hardest losses that I’ve experienced,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters. “That’s a shame that we’ve lost that ballgame.”
Dallas led 26-3 at half-time, and it remains to be seen what the effect of this result is on them moving forward in the closing stages of the regular season.
Crazy TDs + Ugly INTs = Comeback of the Year? Packers. Cowboys. Wowwwww. MUST-SEE: http://t.co/eA7rtiyieK
— NFL (@nfl) December 16, 2013