Wrap-up: Packers 17, Cowboys 7

November, 15, 2009
11/15/09
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That, I would say, is what a Dom Capers defense is supposed to look like.

I saw a good bit of Green Bay’s victory over Dallas while sitting in the Metrodome press box. Every time I looked up, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was under pressure -- and from all different angles. Packers linebacker Nick Barnett had two sacks. Cornerback Charles Woodson had one, along with an interception and two forced fumbles.

Overall, the Packers held the Cowboys’ high-powered offense to 278 total yards and were a garbage-time touchdown away from a shutout. The defensive performance did nothing less than save the Packers season, elevating their record to 5-4 and set a new tone for the second half of the season.

Behind the NFC’s four division leaders, there are four teams with 5-4 records in position to fight for a pair of wild-card berths. After a rough few weeks, the Packers are one of them. Kudos to them.

For postgame reaction, I encourage you to visit Jason Wilde's domain over at ESPN Milwaukee. And for bragging sake, make sure you go over to ESPN Dallas and tell those Cowboy fans what you think.

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