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             === Cowboys blow 23-point lead as Packers prevail ===
 
 Arlington,  TX  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Eddie Lacy's  1-yard touchdown run with
 1:31  to play completed an epic Green Bay comeback as the Packers got past the
 Dallas Cowboys, 37-36.
 
 Trailing by 23 points to start the second half, Green Bay scored touchdowns on
 its  first five  possessions of  the  final 30  minutes, while  Tony Romo  had
 another meltdown in the fourth quarter.
 
 The  rally matched the biggest comeback in Green Bay history, as the 1982 team
 clawed its way from a 23-point hole to defeat the Los Angeles Rams.
 
 With the victory, Green Bay (7-6-1) has managed to stay alive in the chase for
 the  NFC  North crown  thanks to consecutive  wins despite signal-caller Aaron
 Rodgers still on the sideline as he recovers from a fractured collarbone.
 
 "This was an excellent team win today. I can't tell you how proud I am of
 every player, coach and person on the sideline. We all know what the score was
 at halftime. We just stayed the course," said Packers coach Mike McCarthy.
 
 The  Packers  sit in  third place in  the NFC North,  behind Chicago (8-6) and
 Detroit (7-6). Detroit hosts the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night.
 
 Matt  Flynn,  Rodgers' replacement under center,  threw for 299 yards and four
 touchdowns  with an  interception on 26-of-39 passing, with Lacy finishing the
 game with 141 yards on 21 carries and a score while adding four catches for 30
 yards.
 
 Dallas  (7-7), meanwhile, stays a game back of Philadelphia for first place in
 the NFC East, as the Eagles lost to the Vikings on Sunday.
 
 Romo  looked strong for  much of the game and went 29-for-48 for 358 yards and
 two  touchdowns overall, but his final two possessions ended in interceptions.
 The  first one led  to Lacy's go-ahead score and his second sealed the victory
 for Green Bay.
 
 "I  think  if you play  long enough  you'll have plenty  of big wins and tough
 losses,  this  was one  of the  tough losses,"  said Romo.  "We just didn't do
 enough in the second half to win this game."
 
 DeMarco  Murray had another strong game for Dallas, carrying the ball 18 times
 for 134 yards and a score along with four catches for 19 yards.
 
 Dallas held a 12-point lead after Romo and Dez Bryant got together on a 5-yard
 score  to finish off a 10-play, 80-yard drive with 7:55 to play. The drive saw
 an interception overturned early in the possession.
 
 Green  Bay, though, came  right back with a 10-play, 80-yard march of its own.
 Flynn  converted a  3rd-and-6  with a  14-yard pass  to  Andrew Quarless,  and
 Jarrett  Boykin catching  another pass for 27  yards down to the Dallas 7. Two
 plays  later, Flynn found  James Jones in the end zone from three yards out to
 make it a 36-31 game with 4:17 to play.
 
 The  Cowboys converted a third down, but Romo's short pass to Miles Austin was
 a  little behind  and Sam Shields came  up with the interception to give Green
 Bay the ball back at midfield.
 
 An  18-yard catch from Quarless and a pass interference call got the ball into
 the red zone. After a 3-yard run by Lacy to the 1 to set up 1st-and-goal, Lacy
 again  took the  ball in to give Green  Bay its first lead of the game, 37-36,
 with 1:31 to play after the 2-point conversion failed.
 
 Two  plays later,  Romo  threw another  bad  pass to  his  right, with  Tramon
 Williams  coming  up with  the diving  catch. The play  was initially ruled an
 incomplete  pass, but a replay overturned the call and Green Bay went into the
 victory formation.
 
 Dan  Bailey kicked a  pair of field goals from 47 and 23 yards out, sandwiched
 by  a Mason Crosby 57-yard field goal, before Dallas found the end zone on its
 third touch.
 
 Following  another three-and-out  from the  Packers, Dallas  took a  13-3 lead
 going  into the second  quarter as Romo hit Jason Witten in-stride near the 10
 and he took it in for a 25-yard score.
 
 Dallas'  second touch of  the second quarter bore fruit, as the team got a 43-
 yard  field goal from Bailey. The eight-play, 48-yard drive saw Austin catch a
 pass for 20 yards on the first snap.
 
 Flynn  was then picked  off by Sterling Moore, setting up a 50-yard field goal
 from Bailey for a 19-3 lead with 3:45 to play in the first half.
 
 Getting  the  ball back right after  the two-minute warning, the Cowboys got a
 37-yard  catch from Bryant to cross midfield. Catches of 15 yards from Austin,
 followed by a 16-yard grab by Bryant set up Murray's 1-yard bull rush into the
 end zone for a 26-3 lead going into the break.
 
 The  first  snap of the  second half saw  Lacy take a  handoff 60 yards to the
 Dallas 20. Three plays later, Flynn found Jordy Nelson in the end zone from 13
 yards out to make it a 26-10 game.
 
 Dallas  answered with an  11-play drive that ate up 6 1/2 minutes, with Bailey
 hitting  his fifth  field goal of the game  and second from 50 yards out for a
 29-10 lead with 6 1/2 minutes left in the third.
 
 Flynn guided the Packers on another successful drive, finishing the march with
 a 3-yard scoring toss to Quarless to make it a 29-17 game with 1:09 to play in
 the  third. Green Bay  converted a pair of third downs on the drive to keep it
 going.
 
 After  a short  three-and-out, the  Packers  found the  end zone  for a  third
 straight  time as Flynn  hit James Starks with a short pass in the middle, and
 he  took it in on  an 11-yard score to make it a 29-24 game with 12:47 left in
 the game.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Bryant  finished the game  with 153 yards and a score on 11 catches ... Boykin
 led  the Green Bay receiving corps with six catches for 83 yards ... There was
 899  yards  of total offense, with  Dallas supplying 466 yards and controlling
 the  ball for  31:40 ... Dallas plays at Washington next week before finishing
 off  the regular  season  at home  against Philadelphia  ...  Green Bay  hosts
 Pittsburgh  next  Sunday and finishes its  regular season in Chicago ... Green
 Bay  has  won three straight against  Dallas ... Each team was penalized seven
 times.
 
 
 
 12/16 00:36:12 ET