Matt Flynn Overcomes Poor 1st Half, Leads Packers to Huge Comeback vs. Cowboys


Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (10) pitches the ball in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

It was a tale of two halves for Matt Flynn and the Green Bay Packers who trailed 26-3 at halftime after Flynn was a paltry 10-17 passing with 114 yards and zero touchdowns and this interception to Sterling Moore.

However, when Flynn and the Pack came out for the second half, it was a completely different team and following a 60-yard run from Eddie Lacy connected with Jordy Nelson on a 13-yard touchdown to cap a four-play touchdown drive to give the Packers life and the momentum they needed.

Flynn played like the man he is starting in place of, Aaron Rodgers in the final 30 minutes with two touchdowns in the third and two more in the fourth. After missing on the potential game-winning score two plays earlier, Lacy took the handoff from Flynn and lept in to the end zone for the go-ahead score to give the Packers a 37-36 lead to complete the comeback.

“This is going to go down as one of the worst defeats in the history of the Dallas Cowboys,” Fox announcer Joe Buck said after an interception by Tramon Williams with less than two minutes remaining.

The Cowboys led 26-3 at halftime and were outscored 34-10 in the second half as the Packers keep their playoff hopes alive and could be getting Rodgers back next weekend vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers in a rematch of Super Bowl XLV.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys will be losing a lot of sleep over this unfathomable loss as Flynn led touchdown drives on five straight second half possessions to do something Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers haven’t done and that’s win in Dallas.