The Green Bay Packers are just a step away from the Super Bowl after beating the Dallas Cowboys 34-31 in the dying moments of the NFL playoff in Texas.
Aaron Rodgers, NFL’s hottest quarterback, established Green Bay in the position to advance to the NFC Championship. Further, kicker Mason Crosby did the rest to burnout a Packers’ celebration at AT&T Stadium.
The win places the Packers against Atlanta Falcons next Sunday, with a shot at the Super Bowl in the stake.
The Cowboys leveled the game with 44 seconds left but on the third down with 12 seconds remaining Rodgers proved too much.
Tussling to his left, Rodgers racked a 35-yard completion to tight end Jared Cook, who dragged his toes in bounds at the 33-yard line with just three seconds left on the clock.
Further, Kicker Crosby followed with a game-winner just inside the left upright. A moment before winning goal, Crosby’s first attempt right down the middle was put aside when the Cowboys called a timeout just before the snap.
Rodgers threw for 320 yards and got two touchdowns as the Packers (12-6) won their eighth straight game.
For the Cowboys, the season ends after earning the No.1 seed in the NFC and an off week for the first round of the playoffs.
Moreover, several of the Dallas Stars helped the Cowboys campaign twice. First from 18 points down and again after the Packers went up 31-28 with 1:33 left on a 56-yard 3rd longest field goal by Crosby.
However, Rodgers had the ball last before setting up Crosby for the winning field goal.
The Packers will play aginst Atlanta Falcons in Rodgers’ third NFC title game for a ticket for the Super Bowl.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy applauded the ‘undying will to win’ displayed by his team.