If the Vikings plan to win this contest, they will have to find a way to slow down MVP frontrunner Aaron Rodgers.
Dak Prescott, who had touchdown passes on Dallas' first three drives, put the Cowboys in front on an 11-yard touchdown run with 1:13 remaining to cap a 17-play drive that lasted nearly nine minutes. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott rose to the occasion, much like he did when the teams faced off a year ago in the Divisional Playoffs; this time, it was Prescott's team that took a commanding 21-6 lead in the second quarter, compared to when the Packers lead 21-3 in the playoffs. They retook the lead on a 43-yard Dan Bailey field goal, making the score 24-22.
The last-minute comeback drive to power the Green Bay Packers to a 35-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys is the main reason why Aaron Rodgers is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Green Bay has more weapons, but the lack of the two tackles makes Rodgers very vulnerable.
Shortly after Dallas converted a key fourth down, requiring a booth review to overturn the call, deep in Green Bay territory, Dak Prescott's 11-yard read-option touchdown gave the Cowboys a late 31-28 lead with just 1:13 left to play after a drive that took 17 plays and almost nine minutes of game time. Green Bay leads the league with 27 points on opening drives. Two downs later, No. 12 found Davante Adams on the left side of the end zone for the game-winning touchdown with 11 seconds left. The scoreboard didn't rattle Rodgers or Green Bay's offense from attacking a weak Dallas secondary. Adams had seven catches for 66 yards and two touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers completed 19 of 29 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns and led the final drive that clinched the victory. The Packers gained a much-needed boost in their running game behind a 125-yard rushing performance on 19 carries by Aaron Jones. The Vikings are working on a short-week, following their 20-17 victory on Monday night against the Chicago Bears.
Going into this season, the Vikings had high hopes for quarterback Sam Bradford. Through three and a half games, Cook had 354 rushing yards and was averaging around five yards per carry. New Orleans and paved the way for the Vikings to have a 100-yard rusher, 100-yard receiver and a 300-yard passer in a season opener for the 1st time in team history.
But the most risky component of the Vikings' defense, which is a top-10 unit in both points allowed and rushing yards against, isEverson Griffen, who is arguably the league's best defensive end.